31.10.10

day trip to the White Cliffs of Dover

To make the best of the last 'long' day before the clock goes backwards and it gets darker at 4.00pm I decided to go on a day trip from London to Dover to see the famous White Cliffs by the English Channel.
Ignoring forecast heavy rain I caught the Southeastern Train from Charing Cross Railway Station and almost 2 hours later I got to Dover, delighting myself with the gorgeous scenery of the British countryside.

Dover is famous for its white cliffs but there are also many other historical places to see as Dover Castle just on the top of the hill by Dover town, and ancient ruins from bronze age. Dover is also known because of it port where ferrys and cruises depart and arrive from and to France and other destinations in England.

The east side cliffs are a short walk on the left hand side from the Railway Station. It is easy to find the way by following the signs that lead to one of the most spectacular scenery of England, having a fantastic view of France, only 34 km on the other side of the English Channel.

There are many marked walking trails to explore the area. One of the nicest ones is a 4 miles stroll to South Foreland Lighthouse, St. Margarets Bay, which takes around 2 hours, depending on your pace.







South Foreland Lighthouse, St. Margarets Bay

The English Channel. On the other side: France



South Foreland Lighthouse, St. Margarets Bay



South Foreland Lighthouse, St. Margarets Bay






St. Margarets Bay


South Foreland Lighthouse, St. Margarets Bay




Down cliff path to reach sea level

Down cliff path to reach sea level


Getting back to Dover

Awesome view of France, 34 km on the other side of the English Channel


Dover Castle at dusk

Dover harbour at dusk