Coastal Odyssey: Dover to Folkestone Day Hike Saturday 01 Jun 2024

Coastal Odyssey: Dover to Folkestone Day Hike Saturday 01 Jun 2024
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BMC Affiliated Club

Join us for a quintessential British trek: Dover to Folkestone. Let the sea inspire your steps this Saturday.

  • Distance: 15 km
  • Grading: Medium
  • Rating: 6 out of 10
  • Ascents: 440 m
  • hiking time: About 5 to 6 hours of actual hiking


Maria will be at the IFO (Bird Cage) in Battle Bridge Place, which is the detailed meeting point in the "Meeting Point" section below. It is important that you check in with Maria upon your arrival at the meeting point to confirm your attendance. In case of difficulties locating her, please call or send a message to Maria on 07535295739.


We'll meet at London King's Cross railway station, specifically at the IFO (Bird Cage) located in Battle Bridge Place, at 8:40am, and we'll leave the meeting point at 8:50am. We will return around 8pm. We have a group train ticket, so all attendees will go and return together to the same station. If you want to return separately, please buy your individual train ticketLink to Google Maps

This walk is covered by our Club's insurance. Our Club is registered on The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)


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This is a highly scenic coastal walk with fine sea views throughout. It introduces you to some of the quainter sides of Folkestone, a town which, like many south coast seaside towns, is undergoing something of a renaissance.

We climb up past two Martello Towers (Napoleonic-era fortifications) onto a high clifftop, following the North Downs Way. This path is easy to follow, has fine Channel views, and passes the Battle of Britain Memorial and then a fascinating series of World War II installations, including a rare sound mirror (an early form of aircraft detection that was superseded by radar), and some large gun emplacements.

How to find us

Maria will be at the meeting point detailed in the section "Transport and Meeting Point" below. In case of difficulties locating her, you can call her on 07535295739 (texts cannot be replied to).


We will stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We will visit a pub after the hike where we can get refreshments.


The cost includes the guided hike, the transport, and a liability insurance.


  • Members: £30
  • No Members: £38

What to Bring

  • Footwear: as most of this walk is on footpaths and paved paths you may prefer to wear stout walking shoes or well-cushioned trainers instead of walking boots.
  • Water (at least 1 and ideally 2 litres)
  • Packed lunch/picnic.
  • Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike.
  • That's it! We will take care of train tickets, logistics on the day, etc., so that you can just turn up and have a great day :-)

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This hike is led by a trained hike leader and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with suitable hiking footwear and hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers in case of rain - more info

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