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series of World War II installations, including a rare sound mirror (an early form of aircraft detection that was superseded by radar), and some large gun emplacements.
Transport & Meeting Point
We'll meet at King Cross Train station at 9:00am and leave the meeting point at 9:15am for the 9:34am train.
Planned arrival time back into London of 09:00pm. 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 ticket.
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. Also swimsuit, towel, solar protection, sun glasses!!
Distance: 15 km
Rating: 6 out of 10
Hiking time: About 5 to 6 hours of actual hiking
- Members: £29
- No Members: £36
More details on our website, above link, or contact Maria 07535 295 739.
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London King's Cross railway station, N1 9 London, UK, London, United Kingdom