Two people on cliff top walk

Walking trails

The WCCP has created nature and history trails.  These are signposted circular walks that usually link together a series of information panels that explain about the wildlife and history that can be seen along the route.  The trails usually start from a car park with a welcome panel that explains about the trail.


  • Western Heights Trails - 3 trails
    (2-6 miles), plus two history trails - the St Martin's Battery Trail (0.5 mile) and Grand Shaft Barrack Trail (1 mile)
  • Samphire Hoe Nature Trail
    2 miles (accessible for all)
  • Whinless Down Tree Trail
    2 miles
  • Frontline Britain Trail, St Margaret's-at-Cliffe
    4 miles


  • Folkestone Downs Trails - 2 trails
    (Castle Hill Trail and Hoywell & Round Hill Trail)
  • Seabrook Valley Walks - 2 trails
    (Woodland Wander & Welly Boot Wander)

Chalkup21 Coastal Trail

Dover Arts Development’s CHALKUP21 project is a 21st century architectural coastal trail that aspires to raise awareness and appreciation of contemporary coastal art and architecture along the Strait of Dover.

CHALKUP21 links together nine of these structures into a 17-mile Coastal Trail between Folkestone and Deal by two of the finest long-distance trails in England and Wales; North Downs Way and England Coast Path National Trail routes. These pass through the Kent Downs AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the chalk grassland of the North Downs escarpment and heritage coastline to the beach to Deal.

Click on the link in the right hand column for further information.