Events

Samphire Hoe events taking place from April to September 2014

Please read the safety advices and recommendations below before attending an event

Merci de lire attentivement les recommandations et les conseils de sécurité ci-dessous avant de participer à un évènement.

The White Cliffs Countryside Partnershipaccepts no liability for any errors or omissions on our web site. Every care has been taken to ensure that the details given here were correct at the time of publishing. You may wish to check with the leader by telephone before travelling, particularly when weather conditions are likely to be poor.

Nous nous attachons à ce que l’information fournie et publiée sur ce site soit correcte et actualisée mais nous ne pouvons garantir de prendre en compte tout changement éventuel de manière immédiate sur ce site. Nous vous recommandons donc de contacter le guide de chaque activité par téléphone avant d’entreprendre votre voyage, notamment en cas de conditions météorologiques dégradées.

  • The grading system explained

    To help you choose a suitable event we have graded all the walks.
    Grade 1: very easy walk, generally on pavements
    Grade 2: easy walk in the countryside, with only gentle hills. No stiles
    Grade 3: typical country walk with some steeper hills or stiles
    Grade 4: more difficult walks with steep hills, or likely to be muddy paths
    Grade 5: difficult walks such as rocky shores, shingle or night walks
  • Comprendre le barème de classement

    Pour vous permettre de choisir un évènement, nous avons classé chaque randonnée ou marche selon un barème de niveaux de difficulté.
    Grade 1 : très facile
    Grade 2 : facile, promenade dans la campagne avec quelques collines en pente douce. Aucun passage d’échalier
    Grade 3 : modéré, randonnée dans la campagne avec quelques terrains plus vallonnés ou passage de quelques échaliers
    Grade 4 : soutenu, randonnée sur des terrains très vallonnés ou sur des sentiers potentiellement boueux
    Grade 5 : difficile, randonnée avec passages sur des rivages rocheux et sur des galets ou randonnées de nuit
  • Advices on safety and equipment

    Please wear suitable boots or shoes with good grip. Bring waterproof clothing if rain is forecast. Please wrap up warm in cold weather and you might wish to bring something to drink. Please remember a sun hat and suntan lotion in warm weather.
    Whatever the weather the leader will be at the start of the walk, although the event may have to be varied or even cancelled in some circumstances.
    Please note that you attend an event at your own risk.
    Anyone suffering from any serious health condition is advised to check with their doctor before attending a guided walk or any event.
    We advise you toinform the walk leader of any condition, in confidence, at the start of the walk of the event. But please note that you attend an event at your own risk.
    For more information, including details regarding access for those with disabilities, please contact the leader of the event.
    The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, Dover District Council, Eurotunnel and the sponsors accept no liability for any accident or loss.
  • Conseils sur la sécurité et l’équipement

    Nous vous recommandons de porter des bottes ou des chaussures adaptées à semelles crantées. Selon la saison et les prévisions météorologiques, merci de porter ou de vous munir de vêtements imperméables ou chauds, d’un chapeau de soleil et d’une crème solaire. Vous pouvez également apporter une boisson chaude ou fraîche.
    Quelle que soit les conditions météorologiques, le guide (leader) sera présent au départ de la marche, même si l’itinéraire doit être modifié ou la randonnée annulée sous certaines circonstances.
    Il est recommandé à toute personne souffrant d’une maladie de consulter un médecin avant de participer à une randonnée. Si vous êtes aptes physiquement, merci d’informer le guide (leader) de votre condition médicale en toute discrétion au début de la marche ou de l'évènement. Pour plus d’informations, notamment en ce qui concerne les accès pour les personnes handicapées, merci de contacter le guide de la randonnée.
    The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, Dover Disctrict Council, Eurotunnel et les sponsors déclinent toute responsablité pour tout préjudice, dommage, accident ou perte.

›› April 2014

  • Friday 18 April – 10am - 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Monday 21 April - 11am

    Samphire Hoe wacky easter egg rolling
    Samphire Hoe wacky egg rolling competition: come along and join the crazy fun. Rubbe eggs supplied! Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside partnership (01304 225 649)
    Meet: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe. Pay and display car park.
    Distance: 1 mile (1 hour)
    Grade 2
    Dogs on lead.
  • Friday 25 April - 10am - 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to do some site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.

›› May 2014

  • Friday 2 May - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to do some site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Sunday 4 May - 2pm

    Early spider Orchids of Samphire Hoe
    Join in a gentle walk around the Hoe to discover the fascinating life story of the Hoe early spide orchids. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt (01304 225 649)
    Meet: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe.
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hour)
    Grade 2
    Dogs on lead.
  • Friday 9 May - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to do some site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 16 May - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.

›› June 2014

  • Friday 20 June - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 27 June - 10am to 1pm

    Cables across the Channel - The cross-Channel submarine telegraph
    Discover the fascinating sotry of the attempts at laying the first underwater telegraph cable that made fixed communication possible between britain and France. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt
    Meet: Site management office, Samphire Hoe.
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hours)
    Grade2
    Dogs on lead
  • Sunday 29 June - 2pm

    Samphire Hoe Boxing Day stroll
    Come along on a gentle stroll around the Hoe to walk off all those Christmas dinners. Refreshment will be provided in the form of mulled apple juice.Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Site management office, Samphire Hoe. The Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL.
    Distance: 1.5 mile (1.5 hours).
    Grade 2.
    Dogs on lead.

›› July 2014

  • Friday 4 July - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 18 July - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 25 July - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Saturday 26 July - 8pm

    Samphire Hoe spooky walk
    hear frightening stories and 'rum goings on' at the Hoe. be prepared to be spooked! Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. please bring a torch and wear sensible footwear.
    Leader: Paul Holt (01304 225 649)
    Meet: Site management Office, Samphire Hoe. Pay and display car park.
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hours)
    Grade 5 (night)
    Dogs on lead.
  • Sunday 27 July - 12noon to 4pm

    Samphire Hoe open day
    From 12:00 come and see the displays about how the Hoe was made, its history and wildlife. Also join in the fun activities including drawing a colourful seashore creature to add to the coastal collage or make and design your own wildlife badge. Donations appreciated for each event.
    Leader: Paul Holt (01304 225 649)
    Meet: all events start fro mthe Site management Office, Samphire Hoe. Pay and display car park.
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hours)
    Grade 2
    Dogs on lead.
    1pm: Samphire Trail - Find your way around the trail working out the answers as you go.
    2pm: Creepy crawly creative - A minibeast safari and a chance to build your own bug to take away.
    3pm: Chalk art - We will walk down ontothe sea wall and create a chalk masterpiece.

›› August 2014

  • Friday 1 August - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 8 August - 10am to 1 pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 22 August - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Monday 25 August (Bank Holiday) - 1pm to 3.30pm

    Dragons and damsels of the Hoe
    A chance to discover more about damselflies and dragonflies that have colonised this addition to the Kent Coast. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt (01304 225 649)
    Meet: Site management Office, Samphire Hoe. Pay and display car park.
    Dogs on lead.
    1pm: Dragon and damselfly world. Look what it is like to see through a dragonflies' eye and feel the crusty case of a nymph.
    Duration: 1 hour
    2pm: Living dinosaurs. We will be going on a short walk to get up close and personal with the habitat of - and hopefully see - some dragonflies and damselflies.
    Distance: 0.5 mile (1 hour)
    Grade 2
    3pm: Make your won dragonfly. join in with the opportunity to make your own dragonfly to take home with you.
    Duration: 30 mins.
  • Tuesday 26 August - 11 am

    The Samphire Hoe walk
    Enjoy a gentle meander seeing the wildlife and history of this unique area on this White Cliffs Walking Festival walk. Suitable for those with mobility difficulties, learning needs and their carers. refreshments and toilet facilities available.
    Leader: Paul Holt (01304 225 649)
    Meet: Site management Office, Samphire Hoe. pay and display car park.
    Distance: 1.5 miles (1.5hours)
    Grade 2
    Dogs on lead.
  • Friday 29 August - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.

›› September 2014

  • Friday 5 September - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 12 September - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 19 September - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 21 September - 2pm

    Discovering the cataclysmic cliff fall
    February 2014 saw some of the most dramatic cliff falls beyond Samphire Hoe. Come along and discover how they occured and the effect it has had on the landscape and wildlife. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt (01304 225 649)
    Meet: Site management Office, Samphire Hoe. Pay and display car park.
    Distance: 1.5 miles (1.5 hours)
    Grade 5 (walking on shingle)
    Dogs on lead.
  • Friday 26 September - 10am to 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe to dosome site maintenance such as thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.