Explore White Cliffs Country

With a long and interesting history buried in beautiful landscapes, Dover and the surrounding areas (often referred to as White Cliffs Country) make great places to explore.

Here’s two ways to get out and about this spring and explore some of White Cliffs Country.


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On Saturday 25th May, Fort Burgoyne will be hosting an Open Day providing a rare opportunity to explore this fascinating site. Built in the 1860s, Fort Burgoyne is one of several Palmerston Forts built across the South coast of England to defend from invasion with its primary function being to guard the high ground northeast of the strategic Port of Dover.

The military released the Fort in 2006 and in 2014 The Land Trust took ownership of the site to maintain and preserve this piece of Dover’s history. White Cliffs Countryside Partnership are the managing partners for the Fort on behalf of The Land Trust and work hard to conserve and promote its wildlife and heritage. The site boasts a diverse range of wildlife including slow worms, marbled white butterflies, pyramidal orchids, kestrels and much more.

Fort Burgoyne’s Open Day will offer visitors a chance to discover more about the site’s history and see some of the wildlife for yourself. The parade ground, stables, terreplein and some casemates will be available to explore at your leisure and tours for usually restricted access areas will be available to book on the day.

For more information please visit www.whitecliffscountryside.org.uk or email [email protected]

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White Cliffs Spring Programme

Spring is on the horizon, wild flowers are blooming, the days are longer and hopefully there is  better weather to follow. It is time to get out and explore the local countryside and enjoy nature during its awakening. The White Cliffs Ramblers’ spring programme is now out. There are 37 walks to choose from between April and June, of varying lengths from 2.8 to 20 miles with starting points throughout Kent.

If you are new to walking, we are hosting a 2.8 mile walk from St Margaret’s with amazing views of the cliffs and the wonderful rolling countryside of the National Landscape surrounding St Margaret’s. This walk will include a visit to South Foreland Lighthouse for coffee. Anyone can join – just turn up – there is no need to book.

Details are – Sunday 5th May, meet at 10:00am at St Margaret’s car park, Reach Road, post code CT15 6AS.

Something for the future –  we will be hosting our White Cliffs Walking Week in July. There will be a choice of walks every day from 15th to 21st July. All are welcome. Presently we have very little detail, our team are in the process of putting together our programme.

Details of walks for both our spring programme and White Cliffs Walking Week will available online via our website at www.whitecliffsramblers.org.uk.

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