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Magnificent coastal site overlooking the English Channel

These high chalk cliffs look out onto the English Channel, giving far-reaching views towards the French coast.

The best way to see the cliffs is to take a walk along the coastal path towards South Foreland Lighthouse. You’ll get a great view of the cliffs and also see the chalk grassland that’s home to so many unusual plants and insects like the chalkhill blue butterfly and the pyramidal orchid.

The cliffs also have a special place in our national history and they were used for defence in both World Wars. You’ll see reminders of this past all along the cliffs from the slit trenches dug by soldiers to the concrete remains of the range finding station.

Poetry walk

Join us for a silent walk of remembrance to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Led by poet Ken Cockburn and Alison Lloyd exploring The White Cliffs of Dover's links to conflict.

  • Free event, Saturday 30th August, 11am.

Get closer to nature

A home for nature

A home for nature

Find out more about the wonderful wildlife that make its home here, from butterflies to rare orchids this really is a great place to see nature at its best.

Handy bus service

If you don't fancy walking to the lighthouse you can always travel in style on our special Sunday bus service, it's running from 12pm every Sunday until 7 September.

Guided walk

Join us for a free guided walk to the lighthouse, taking in the history and beauty of the special place.

  • Saturday 27 September, 11am

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We're now on Facebook, so for all the latest updates about the White Cliffs plus loads of lovely pictures why not see our page?

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