Hikes

Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Botany Bay & Margate 17km coastal hike (£34 inc travel), Sat 9 Apr
£34.00Distance: 17km Difficulty: easy Ascent: 200m
Trip highlights:
– Visit Ramsgate, see the marina, and walk along the piers to the lighthouse
– Hike along the chalk cliffs, the Viking Coastal Trail and the many beaches along the coast
– Grab lunch in the lovely town of Broadstairs where Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor
– Relax on the sandy beach at Viking Bay and take in the fresh sea air and sounds
– See the North Foreland Lighthouse and Kingsgate Castle as we approach Joss Bay
– Walk through the huge chalk arch at Botany Bay
– Explore the old town at Margate

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Eridge, Ancient Rock Formations, Manor House, Steam Trains, 19km hike (£21 inc travel), Sat 16 Apr
£21.00Distance: 19km Difficulty: easy/medium Ascent: 280m
Trip highlights:
– Hike up gentle inclines of the high weald.
– Visit the rural village of Groombridge.
– Walk past Groombridge Place, a Jacobean manor house surrounded by a medieval moat.
– See the magnificent Harrison’s Rocks, an ancient sandstone rock formation.
– Explore the Broadwater Forest and the Broadwater Warren nature reserve.
– Watch the beautiful vintage steam trains run along the Spa Valley Railway.
– Follow the trail past the sandstone outcrop of Eridge Rocks.

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Folkestone to Dover, Country Park, Historic Towns, Beaches, Cliffs & Sea, 21km coastal hike (£35 inc travel), Sat 23 Apr
£35.00Distance: 21km Difficulty: medium Ascent: 400m
Trip highlights:
– Stroll through the pretty 19th century promenade on the cliffs of Folkestone, high above the beach, and take the Zig Zag Path down the cliffs through caves and gardens.
– Enjoy the magnificent view from the Lighthouse Champagne Bar which sits on the Folkestone Harbour Arm, a former rail terminal that extends several hundred metres out to sea.
– Hike through the cliffs and beaches of the 300-acre East Cliff and Warren Country Park, past 3 of the remaining Napoleonic-era Martello towers, where you can go fossil hunting.
– See the World War-era defensive structures built into the cliffs to protect against invasion including a sound mirror and pillboxes.
– Hike over the white cliffs of Dover, taking in the fresh sea air and the view of the French coast.
– Relax by the sea on Dover beach, with a gorgeous view of the white cliffs and the majestic Dover Castle.

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Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, Seaford, Beachy Head, Eastbourne, 22km coastal hike (£29 inc travel), Sat 30 Apr
£29.00Distance: 22km Difficulty: medium/hard Ascent: 340m
Trip highlights:
– Come on the most amazing coastal hike in England.
– Enjoy breathtaking views along the whole length of this hike.
– Climb up the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, formed from the skeletal remains of trillions of planktonic algae.
– Walk through the nature reserve by Seaford Head and the Cuckmere Valley.
– Enjoy the fresh sea air blowing across the English Channel.
– Explore the South Downs National Park.
– See the 850-ton Belle Tout lighthouse that was moved 17m from the cliff edge to stop it falling into the sea.
– Admire the beauty spot of Beachy Head and its red-striped lighthouse.
– Finish in the seaside town of Eastbourne, the sunniest place in the UK.

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Hastings, 1066 Country, Old Town, Fishing Beach, Nature Reserve, 19km hike (£35 inc travel), Sat 14 May
£35.00Distance: 19km Difficulty: medium/hard Ascent: 500m
Trip highlights:
– Hike through the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve.
– See Hastings Castle, William the Conqueror’s first fortification in England, towering over the town and sea.
– Walk along Europe’s oldest fishing beach with old fishing huts, net shops, colourful fishing boats and stalls selling the freshest fish and seafood straight from the ocean.
– Take a relaxing stroll on the beautiful Hastings Pier.
– See the lovely half-timbered houses and shops in Hastings Old Town.
– See the fishing fleet at The Stade, keeping alive a thousand years of techniques and traditions.
– Some free time where you can chill on the beach beneath the cliffs at Rock-a-Nore, visit the curiously designed fishing net shops and fishing museum, ride on the Hastings Miniature Railway, and take the steepest funicular railway in the UK.

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Dorking to Leith Hill hike, Woodland & Waterfall, Highest Point in Surrey, AONB, 26km (£20 inc travel), Sat 21 May
£20.00Distance: 26km Difficulty: medium Ascent: 530m
Trip highlights:
– Explore the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
– See the breathtaking views across the North Downs.
– Take the trails through woodland, heathland and farmland.
– Follow the Greensand Way into the Greensand Ridge’s ancient woodlands and see drifts of bluebells and primroses, summer butterflies and woodland birds.
– Hike to the beauty spot of Tillingbourne Waterfall on the slopes of Leith Hill.
– Climb to the top of Leith Hill, the highest peak in Surrey and the second highest point in South East England (by just 3 metres).
– See the majestic 18th century Gothic Leith Hill tower, the highest point in South East England with magnificent views across 13 counties.

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White Cliffs of Dover hike, St Margaret's Bay, War Defences, Marina Pier, 20km hike (£35 inc travel), Sat 28 May
£35.00Distance: 20km Difficulty: medium Ascent: 600m
Trip 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.
– 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 the museum, buy souvenirs, take photos.

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