Walking Routes A range of cliff-top walks, routes through picturesque landscapes and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, town trails and literary trails. Deal and Dover have Walkers are Welcome accreditation. website:whitecliffscountry/walking
Circular downland and coastal walk (2.2 miles) from Walmer Castle and including Hawkshill Freedown, Kingsdown and the Saxon Shore way coastal path.
The route features extensive clifftop views of the English channel, the French coast and the Isle of Thanet.
A self-guided two-hour walking trail celebrating the rich history of the Royal Marines and their unique relationship with Deal and Walmer that has endured for over 350 years. For more details and map of the trail, see: website
Discovering Britain Walk: Invasion Coast.
A six-mile walk exploring the coastline between Walmer and Deal which has faced attack for centuries. Its flat shores and closeness to Europe have attracted many overseas invaders - from Julius Caesar’s Roman legions to Napoleon’s warships, First World War bombers and Hitler’s planned landings in 1940.
Explore the delights of the local area with its exceptional coastline and countryside.
Find out more about Cycling around Dover, Deal and Sandwich with these guides:
The Cliffs and Castles Route, National Cycle Route 1 - From Dover to Deal
The Cliffs and Castles Route, National Cycle Route 1 - From Deal to Sandwich
Kent Coastal Castles Ride - National Cycle Network: Route 1
Garden of England - National Cycle Network: Route 1
The Sandwich Way - Regional Route 15
The Miner's Cycle Trail
The Skylark Trail
Cathedral to Coast (in reverse!)
All the details are on the White Cliffs Country website.
Cycle Friendly Deal
The aim of the Cycle Friendly Deal project is to develop new local cycle routes, provide free events and training, install more cycle parking, create a new Cycling & Walking Map and launch the Deal-e-Bike Hire Scheme. For details of these and useful guides to local cycle trails and bike services, see the project's website.