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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.

Return of the ponies

Our Exmoor ponies have returned to a new grazing area above the Port of Dover. You may see them as you drive into the site, but don't worry they are safely behind our new fence, which has lots of gates, so you can take a walk with them too.

White Cliffs plant fair

Thousands of plants for your garden

Thousands of plants for your garden

This year's plant fair is on the 10 and 11 May, 10-4pm, we'll have thousands of plants for your garden and lots of helpful advice and inspiration too.

Cadbury Easter Trail

This year our Easter trail will be at South Foreland Lighthouse, but don't worry we're running a minbus service everyday 12-21 April, so you can still get there even if you don't fancy walking.

Closer to Nature

Get outdoors and closer to nature this spring and enjoy a walk on the cliffs. We've made a handy nature guide to help you discover the wonders that nature has to offer.

Going underground

We are starting an exciting new project to restore and open a forgotten wartime underground shelter that we saved in 2012.