Guided Walk: The Treasures of Samphire Hoe, Western Heights to Samphire Hoe

Event Date: 07/08/2023 10:00 - 15:00

Join a walk from Dover Priory to Samphire Hoe and back. We will discover the mid-summer wildlife as we go on this 6 mile walk. Leaving Dover Priory at 10.00am reaching Samphire in time for our packed lunches and then back up through the tunnel and looping round more of the wildlife rich Western Heights to reach the station for 15.00. please bring binoculars and a packed lunch and plenty of water to drink. There are some steep slopes and steps on this walk.

Distance: 6 miles

Duration: 5 hours

Leader: Paul Holt

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Event Location - Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe Country Park was created at the foot of Shakespeare Cliff between Folkestone and Dover using chalk marl dug to create the Channel Tunnel. Opened in 1997 as a nature reserve and country park it is now a haven for wildlife and a centre for outdoor learning and events.

Habitats on site include chalk grassland, sea buckthorn scrub, ponds, rockpools and a pebble beach. Paths and a cycle route allow you to explore the site and a tea kiosk and indoor exhibition room with seating can be found near the car park.

The North Downs Way runs along the cliff top and links the site to Folkestone Warren Local Nature Reserve to the west.

We manage Samphire Hoe on behalf of Eurotunnel. For more information visit the Samphire Hoe website.