DATE & TIME:Saturday 22 May 2021 @ 08:15
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CATEGORIES:Beach, Boat trip, Castle, Caves, Church, Cliffs, Coast, Countryside, Graffiti, Guided tour, Hike, Hills, History, Lighthouse, Museums, Nature reserve, Panoramic views, Pier, Royalty, Sea, Ships, Shopping, Town
COST:This amazing trip costs £34.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.
This includes the well-organised trip with all of the logistics and route planned, 2-way transport, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:No extra activity costs.
DESTINATION INFO:The white cliffs of Dover are an iconic symbol of Britain, facing continental Europe at the narrowest part of the channel, from where you can see the coastline of France from Boulogne to Dunkerque on a clear day. Formed around 80 million years ago from the skeletal remains of billions of sea creatures, the cliffs form a formidable barrier from invaders, rising to over 100 metres above the sea. Julius Caesar tried to land near Dover in 55 BC but was fought back by the Britons. The cliffs contain a series of hidden tunnels used by troops during the Napoleonic Wars, and later used as Winston Churchill’s military headquarters during WW2. We’ll do a beautiful hike and see many sights including the famous white cliffs, Dover Castle known as the “Key to England” due to it’s defensive significance, South Foreland lighthouse which was site of the first international radio transmission, the lookout post used by Winston Churchill, the Roman lighthouse which is one of the oldest buildings in Britain, and St Margaret-at-Cliffe from where adventurous swimmers begin their cross-channel attempts, walk along Dover Pier, relax on the beach and watch the ferries come in from Europe, and more.
HIGHLIGHTS:– Visit St Margaret’s Bay and see the beach below the cliffs where cross-Channel swimmers begin their journey. – Hike over the white cliffs of Dover, taking in the fresh sea air and the view of the French coast. – Guided walking tour of the white cliffs and Dover. – See the fortifications built to protect England from invasion. – Relax by the sea on Dover beach, with a gorgeous view of the white cliffs and Dover Castle. – Free time to explore Dover, try some local foods, visit museums, buy souvenirs, take photos.
TRIP VIDEO:This is an indication of some of the things that we may see on our trip.
DEPARTURE:Pret A Manger, opposite platform 12, Waterloo Station
Map & directions: https://goo.gl/maps/YRPropQnZpyG4bHz5
ITINERARY:# 8.15am – We’re meeting outside the Pret A Manger coffee shop opposite platform 12 in Waterloo Station. Click here for Google Map. # 8.20am – We’ll leave the meeting point to board the train. You must arrive well before this time. # 10.45am – We’ll arrive at Martin Mill station and will begin our hike, first heading to St Margaret’s Bay, then along the white cliffs, and into Dover. # 1.30pm – We’ll have lunch on top of the cliffs. Please bring a packed lunch with you. # 2.45pm – We’ll arrive in Dover town centre, where there will be a break. # 3.30pm – You can choose to explore the town, visit museums, chill on the beach and watch the ships sailing to France, walk along the beautiful 500-metre Marina Pier, take some nice photos, go shopping at the outlet stores, and get some postcards and souvenirs. # 5.40pm – We’re meeting outside Dover Priory station, Priory Station Approach Rd, Folkestone Rd, Dover, CT17 9SB. Click here for Google Map. # 5.59pm – Train departs. # 7.50pm – We’ll arrive back at Waterloo station in London.
TRIP UPDATES:UPDATE ON FRI 21 MAY @ 3.45pm: our Dover hike is going ahead as planned. Make sure you come prepared with suitable walking shoes and a raincoat and hat just in case. See you tomorrow morning!
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