2. Folkestone to Dover Coastal Path

I spent a year living in Folkestone and did a great deal of local exploring. The town has some lovely restaurants, and the former lighthouse is now a little champagne bar. From Folkestone Harbor, walking east up into the chalky cliffs takes you past two Martello Towers that date back to the Napoleonic War. Today, they are oddly surrounded by a mini golf course.

My top tip if you head this way is to divert from the main path and visit Little Switzerland campsite. I know, a campsite does not sound like a place you would want to visit. But honestly, their unassuming little café has the most amazing view on a sunny day. And they make a lovely coffee cake too.

If you have got the stamina for a long walk, then follow national bike trail number two along through the village of Capel-le-Ferne to the port of Dover, and even beyond to the National Trust Coastal Path and their famous light house. My top tip here is to take some cash with you. The lighthouse does a fantastic cream tea that you won’t want to miss out on.

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