Events

Samphire Hoe events taking place from October 2018 to March 2019

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

    ›› March 2019

  • Friday 1 March 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 8 March 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).
  • Sunday 17 March 5:30pm

    Samphire Hoe sunset
    Come along with your camera and hopefully experience a glorious winter sunset at Samphire Hoe. 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 CT17 9FL.
    Distance: 1.5 miles (1.5 hours).
    Grade: 2. Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 22 March 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).
  • Sunday 24 March 2:00pm

    Create a cloud of bats (Green Gang)
    Bats like to hunt for moths at dusk - join us to create a cloud of bat mobiles. 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.
    Duration: 1.5 hours. No dogs please.
  • Friday 29 March 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).
  • ›› February 2019

  • Friday 1 February 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 1 February to Sunday 31 March 11.00am -3.30pm

    Exhibition: sunrise and sunsets at Samphire Hoe
    Samphire Hoe is a wonderful place to see winter sunrises and sunsets come and see the incredible images taken at the Hoe.
    Venue: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display parking).
  • Sunday 3 February 7:00am

    Samphire Hoe sunrise
    Come along with your camera and hopefully experience a glorious winter sunrise at Samphire Hoe. 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 CT17 9FL (pay and display car park).
    Distance: 1.5 miles (1.5 hours).
    Grade: 2. Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 8 February 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 15 February 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 22 February 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).
  • Sunday 24 February 2:00pm

    Make a beautiful sunset (Green Gang)
    Using cut-outs you will make a beautiful dusk wildlife scene. 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 car park).
    Duration: 1.5 hours. No dogs please.
  • ›› January 2019

  • Friday 4 January 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).
  • Sunday 13 January 2:00pm

    Winter magic wands (Green Gang)
    Create your own magic wand and cast some winter spells. Come in fancy dress if you wish as we shall be in the cosy shelter. 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 car park).
    Duration: 1.5 hours. No dogs please.
  • Friday 18 January 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).
  • Sunday 20 January 2:00pm

    Story telling – Winter tales at Samphire Hoe
    Come along and hear some winter tales as we sit around the wood burner, bring your own winter story to share. 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 CT17 9FL.
    Duration: 1 hour. No dogs.
  • Friday 25 January 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).
  • ›› December 2018

  • Saturday 1 December – Thursday 31 January. Open 11.00am - 3.00pm

    Exhibition: winter tales
    Discover local tales, myths, and legends. Who was Captain Swing? What is the winter solstice? This time of year might be cold and dark but just like our ancestors we feast and snuggle up around the fire to hear stories.
    Venue: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display parking).
  • Friday 7 December 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 14 December 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).
  • Thursday 20 December - Wednesday 2nd January 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Drop in to create imaginary winter creatures (Green Gang)
    Help us create a big winter frieze.
    Venue: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone CT17 9FL (pay and display parking). No dogs please.
  • Wednesday 26 December 2:00pm

    Boxing day walk at Samphire Hoe
    Come along on a gentle walk to stretch those festive legs. 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.
    Distance: 1.5 miles (1.5 hours).
    Grade: 2. Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 28 December 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).
  • ›› November 2018

  • Friday 2 November 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 10 November 10:00am

    Autumn birds at samphire hoe
    Come along to Samphire Hoe with the ranger to see the autumn birds like stone chats, rock pipits and peregrine falcons. Please bring binoculars although some can be provided. 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 CT17 9FL.
    Distance: 1.5 miles (1.5 hours).
    Grade: 2. Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 16 November 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).
  • Sunday 18 November 2:00pm

    Weird objects for wildlfe (Green Gang)
    We shall have fun making unusual devices and looking at how people have related to creatures. 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 car park).
    Duration: 1.5 hours. No dogs please.
  • Friday 23 November 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).
  • ›› October 2018

  • Monday 1 October to Friday 30 November 11.00am - 3.00pm

    Exhibition: wildlife migration
    The Kent coast around Dover and Folkestone is a wonderful area to see wildlife migration in action. Come along and discover more. For information please call 01304 225649.
    Venue: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display parking).
  • Friday 12 October 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).
  • Sunday 14 October 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Wildlife migration day – samphire hoe
    We will be reporting sightings from along the coast between Hythe and Deal all day on twitter #wildlifemigrationday. Come along and follow the action as it is plotted at the Hoe, and join in a walk (10:00am and 2:00pm) to discover the wildlife migration at Samphire Hoe. 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).
  • Sunday 14 October 10:00am & 2:00pm

    Wildlife migration day guided walks
    Join in a walk (10am or 2pm) to discover the wildlife migration at Samphire Hoe. Bring binoculars if you have them. Binoculars and telescopes will be available and how to use them will be explained. 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).
    Duration: 1.5 miles (1.5 hours).
    Grade: 2
  • Friday 19 October 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).
  • Sunday 21 October 11:00am

    Play migration snakes and ladders (green gang)
    Come and play our migration snakes and ladders game. Can you make the migration journey? 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. Play and display car park.
    Duration: 1.5 hours. No dogs please.