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Guided walks to South Foreland Lighthouse

Enjoy a leisurely guided walk to South Foreland Lighthouse free of charge with one of our experienced volunteers.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take a leisurely walk along the iconic White Cliffs of Dover with one of our experienced guides. During the walk, you'll hear about the natural history of the cliffs, the geology and human history. You'll see some of the wartime remains, Dover harbour and, weather permitting, some spectacular views of the Dover Strait - one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world - and you may even see France. When you arrive at South Foreland Lighthouse, you'll receive a brief introduction to the lighthouse and your guide will then depart, leaving you to enjoy the stunning grounds and views, take a tour of the tower and have some refreshments in Mrs Knott's tearoom. You can then make your way back to White Cliffs using a variety of paths and tracks.



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics


Supervised children are welcome

Meeting point

Meet outside the shop at the White Cliffs Visitor Centre, Langdon, CT16 1HJ, what3words: ///frames.saying.begins. Normal parking charges apply. National Trust members park for free.

What to bring and wear

The weather at White Cliffs can change rapidly - please dress appropriately. We recommend stout shoes with closed toes for your walk. Some of the walk will be in grassland and we recommend trousers.


There are some unavoidable steep slopes and steps on the path, particularly near Langdon Hole. This walk may not be suitable for wheelchair/mobility scooter users or those with limited mobility. The walk is approximately 2 miles and will take around 90 minutes with stops.


The walk will follow paths that pass near unfenced areas of the cliff edge. Please ensure children are supervised and that dogs are kept on leads. There is no admission charge to the grounds of South Foreland Lighthouse or the tearoom. Call at the lighthouse shop to book a tour of the lighthouse tower. National Trust Members tour for free, but must obtain a ticket from the shop.

Contact info

White Cliffs Property Office

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