Events

Samphire Hoe events taking place from July to September 2018

Please read this before attending an event

Every care has been taken to ensure that the details given here were correct at the time of printing. You may wish to check with the leader by telephone before travelling, particularly when weather conditions are likely to be poor. Please note that the finish times are approximate, so please make allowances if using public transport to get home. Please note that you attend an event at your own risk. Anyone suffering from a serious health condition is advised to check with their doctor before attending any event. Please inform the leader, in confidence, of any serious health condition at the start of an event. The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, Dover District Council and the sponsors accept no liability for any errors, omissions, accident or loss.


  • Joining a conservation task

    New volunteers are always welcome to join us and help care for the countryside. Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be a member. Events are free and no experience is needed. You are not obliged to come out on a regular basis, just to the events that interest you. If you are under 18 you must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If you are a new volunteer contact the leader, so that they know you are coming. For a registration form, or for more information please contact Sue Bradford at the Dover office on 01304 241806.
  • What you need to bring with you

    Bring water to drink, or a flask if you prefer a hot drink, and a packed lunch if you intend to stay all day. We usually provide water, squash, tea and biscuits. We provide an experienced leader, training and supervision, tools and gloves, but please bring your own gloves if you have them.
  • What you should wear

    - You will need sturdy boots or safety shoes (not trainers) with good grip and thick soles to prevent thorns and preferably those that support your ankle.
    - You should wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or torn.
    - Please wear long sleeved shirts and trousers to stop scratches and stings to your arms and legs.
    - Bring waterproofs if it forecasts rain, or wellies if the details ask you to.
    - Sun hat and suntan lotion in hot weather.
  • Green Gang 25th anniversary

    Over the years White Cliffs Countryside Partnership has run hundreds of GREEN GANG family events, so that families could have fun finding out about nature and explore the countryside, with science arts and crafts. This year in celebration we have organised a special programme of events to enable families to take part in a ‘John Muir Family Award’. More details below.
  • John Muir family award

    You and your family are invited to participate in our FREE John Muir Family Award and DISCOVER amazing wild places, EXPLORE them, do something to CONSERVE them and to SHARE your experiences. To gain your award over the Spring and Summer your family will simply need to collect a minimum of 12 stamps one from each event. This will include doing some conservation and tweeting out what you enjoyed or discovered to our twitter account. Get your AWARD KIT from Samphire Hoe, phone Sue 01304 241806 or ask the event leader. You can download the GREEN GANG leaflets which list the events, and entry form from our website at: www.whitecliffscountryside.org.uk

    ›› August 2018

  • Friday 3 August 10.00am—1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy-to-do ½ day conservation
    A programme of easy to do half day conservation tasks (10am to 1pm) take part at Samphire Hoe. These give a chance to find out what volunteering is all about. The work could include path clearing, vegetation management or working on the livestock fencing. Please contact Samphire Hoe (01304 225649) to find out exactly what we will be doing.
    Leader: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone) (TR 294 391).
  • Tuesday 7 August 2.00pm

    Rockpool rockstars (Green Gang)
    Your chance to discover the amazing world of rockpools. Nets and tanks can be provided but feel free to bring your own. Please wear appropriate footwear. Donations Appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone CT179FL.
    Distance: 1.5 miles (2 hours)
    Grade: 5 (Pebble beach). No dogs.
  • Thursday 9 August 10.30pm

    Samphire Hoe Stone Age adventures (Green Gang) (booking essential)
    This exciting two part adventure starts with the key to surviving in Stone Age times. After lunch we shall have fun with Stone Age art and discover how to make paint. Please wear appropriate clothes and footwear. Please book. Donation appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt and Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone CT17 9FL.
    Distance: 1.5 miles (3 hours).
    Grade: 4. No dogs please.
  • Friday 10 August 10.00am

    Samphire Hoe: easy-to-do ½ day conservation
    A programme of easy to do half day conservation tasks (10am to 1pm) take part at Samphire Hoe. These give a chance to find out what volunteering is all about. The work could include path clearing, vegetation management or working on the livestock fencing. Please contact Samphire Hoe (01304 225649) to find out exactly what we will be doing.
    Leader: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone) (TR 294 391).
  • Friday 17 August 10.00am

    Countryside funday sunday at samphire hoe (Green Gang)
    Bring your family along to our traditional style country fayre. There will be fun side shows such as: spin painting, feed the trout, Insect roulette, excavate the T-Rex skull, the orchid challenge, and see giant bugs. There will be many more stalls and an exhibition of: ‘The Wild Boy who inspired Countryside Protection'. Food and drink will be available. For more information phone 01304 225649. Free entry, donations are welcome.
    Leader: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649)
    Venue: Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
  • Friday 24 August 10.00am

    Countryside funday sunday at samphire hoe (Green Gang)
    Bring your family along to our traditional style country fayre. There will be fun side shows such as: spin painting, feed the trout, Insect roulette, excavate the T-Rex skull, the orchid challenge, and see giant bugs. There will be many more stalls and an exhibition of: ‘The Wild Boy who inspired Countryside Protection'. Food and drink will be available. For more information phone 01304 225649. Free entry, donations are welcome.
    Leader: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Venue: Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
  • Thursday 30 August 2.00pm

    Samphire Hoe grassland groovers (Green Gang)
    Come along and join in a minibeast safari in the inches high savannah at Samphire Hoe. You can be intrepid Grassland Groovers in a Facebook movie. There will be the chance to create your very own bug superstar. Donation appreciated.
    Leaders: Paul Holt and Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display parking).
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hours).
    Grade: 2. No dogs.
  • Friday 31 August 10.00am

    Samphire Hoe: easy-to-do ½ day conservation
    A programme of easy to do half day conservation tasks (10am to 1pm) take part at Samphire Hoe. These give a chance to find out what volunteering is all about. The work could include path clearing, vegetation management or working on the livestock fencing. Please contact Samphire Hoe (01304 225649) to find out exactly what we will be doing.
    Leader: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone) (TR 294 391).
  • ›› September 2018

  • Saturday 1 September to Sunday 30 September 11.00am to 3.00pm daily

    Exhibition: Structures on the edge - chalkup21
    An exhibition of drawings inspired by the CHALKUP21 Art and Architecture trail. For more information about the trail check the website CHALKUP21.com or please call 01304 225649.
    Venue: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (pay and display parking).
  • Saturday 1 September 8.00pm

    Samphire Hoe the edge of the night adventure and mothing (Green Gang)
    Join in a dusk walk around the Hoe and see what has been attracted to the moth traps. Donations appreciated. Please bring a torch.
    Leader: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display parking).
    Distance: 1.5 mile (1.5 hours).
    Grade: 3. Dogs on leads.
  • Sunday 2 September 10.00am

    Samphire Hoe breakfast with the moths (Green Gang)
    Come and see the results from the over-night moth trapping. Donation appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display parking).
    Distance: 0.5 mile (1 hour).
    Grade: 1. Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 7 September 10.00am

    Samphire Hoe: easy-to-do ½ day conservation
    A programme of easy to do half day conservation tasks (10am to 1pm) take part at Samphire Hoe. These give a chance to find out what volunteering is all about. The work could include path clearing, vegetation management or working on the livestock fencing. Please contact Samphire Hoe (01304 225649) to find out exactly what we will be doing.
    Leader: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone) (TR 294 391).
  • Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September 10.00am – 5.00pm

    Samphire Hoe - King Lear on the edge (film)
    Photographer Mal Woolford, working with local actors including from Dover Youth Theatre, have been working on a modern interpretation of King Lear. During the weekend film clips will be projected in the shelter. Come along and see the results.
    Leader: Barry O’Brien, Dover Tales (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display parking).
  • Saturday 15 September 2.00pm

    Samphire Hoe Poetry on the edge
    Come along and join in a poetry gathering - a chance to be inspired, to scribe some lines and share with others. Donations appreciated.
    Leader: Barry O Brien, Dover Tales (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display parking).
    Distance: 1 mile (2.5 hours).
    Grade: 2. Dogs on leads.
  • Sunday 16 September 2.00pm

    Samphire Hoe the coastal edge - share a poem
    Come along on a gentle walk around the coastal edge of Samphire Hoe and share your favourite poem. Donation appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: The Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    Distance: 1.5 miles (1.5 hours).
    Grade: 2
  • Friday 21 September 10.00am

    Samphire Hoe: easy-to-do ½ day conservation
    A programme of easy to do half day conservation tasks (10am to 1pm) take part at Samphire Hoe. These give a chance to find out what volunteering is all about. The work could include path clearing, vegetation management or working on the livestock fencing. Please contact Samphire Hoe (01304 225649) to find out exactly what we will be doing.
    Leader: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone) (TR 294 391).
  • Saturday 22 September 11.00am

    Samphire Hoe chalking the edge (Green Gang)
    Chalk art – Design your own cliff edge buildings and wonderful wildlife. Donations appreciated.
    Leader: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display parking).
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hours).
    Grade: 2. Dogs on leads.
  • Sunday 23 September 2.00pm

    Samphire Hoe chalkup 21 celebration: structures along the edge
    Come along and enjoy performances of poetry and writing inspired by the CHALKUP21 art and architecture trail. Donations appreciated.
    Leader: Dover Arts Development and Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display parking).
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hours).
    Grade: 2. Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 28 September 10.00am

    Samphire Hoe: easy-to-do ½ day conservation
    A programme of easy to do half day conservation tasks (10am to 1pm) take part at Samphire Hoe. These give a chance to find out what volunteering is all about. The work could include path clearing, vegetation management or working on the livestock fencing. Please contact Samphire Hoe (01304 225649) to find out exactly what we will be doing.
    Leader: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone) (TR 294 391).