Events

Samphire Hoe events taking place from April to September 2015

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.

Every care has been taken to ensure that the details given here were correct at the time of publishing but we cannot accept any liability for any errors or omissions on our web site. 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 2015

  • Thursday 2 April to Sunday 19 April

    Green Gang for easter
    A special programme of activities for children and their families is organised during the school holidays. Only some of the events are shown here. The full programme can be found in the free Green Gang magazine, which is available from local libraries, local tourist information centres or from White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806). Please note that children must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.
  • Wednesday 1 to Thursday 30 April 11am - 3pm daily

    EXHIBITION: Light at the end of the Tunnel
    An exhibition looking at the creation of the longest sea tunnel in the world - the Channel Tunnel.
    Samphire Hoe Centre. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display parking). .
  • Friday 3 April 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Saturday 4 April 2pm

    Construction of the Channel Tunnel and Samphire Hoe
    An illustrated talk followed by a short walk discovering the incredible achievement of the construction of the Channel Tunnel.
    Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    LEADER: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    DISTANCE: 1 mile (1 hour).
    GRADE: 2.
    No Dogs.
  • Easter Monday 6 April 2pm

    Samphire Hoe Wacky Easter Egg Rolling
    Samphire Hoe wacky egg rolling competition, come along and join the crazy fun. Rubber eggs supplied! Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    LEADER: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park).
    The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    DISTANCE: 1 mile (1 hour).
    GRADE: 2.
    Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 10 April 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Saturday 11 April 10am

    Spring Birds at Samphire Hoe
    A walk around Samphire Hoe to look for signs of spring activities amongst our resident birds and hopefully encounter some summer migrants on their way north from Africa. Donation appreciated.
    LEADER: Ian Roberts for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site management office, Samphire Hoe. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DISTANCE: 2 miles (2 hours). GRADE: 2. No dogs.
  • Saturday 11 April 10am

    Urban Art (Art in the Shelter) (Please book)
    Graffiti Art inspired by Banksy. All ages, all abilities. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather. Suggested donation of £5 per person towards materials appreciated.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: 3 hours.
  • Friday 17 April 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    MEET: 10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Friday 24 April 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    MEET: 10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.

›› May 2015

  • Friday 1 May 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    MEET: 10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Friday 1 to Sunday 31 May 11am to 3pm daily

    EXHIBITION: Orchids of the Downs
    An exhibition looking at the stunning beauty of the orchids found Up on the Downs.
    VENUE: Samphire Hoe Centre. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT179FL) (pay and display parking).
  • Saturday 2 May 2pm

    The Early Spider Orchids of Samphire Hoe
    An illustrated talk about the fascinating life of the early spider orchid, followed by a short walk to see them in flower. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    LEADER: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    DISTANCE: 1 mile (1 hour).
    GRADE: 2. No Dogs.
  • Saturday 2 May 7pm

    Samphire Hoe Quiz Night (please book)
    A general knowledge fun quiz - .you don’t have to be a mastermind! Organised by the Samphire Hoe Volunteer Rangers to raise funds for the Education Shelter. Teams of up to eight people, bring your own food and drink. £3.00 entry per person.
    LEADER: Volunteer Rangers, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Education Shelter, Samphire Hoe. The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
  • Sunday 3 May 2pm

    Illustrated Talk & Walk: Orchids Of the Downs
    An illustrated talk by Mike Chalk about the stunning orchids which can be seen in Kent; followed by a short walk to see early spider orchids in flower. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated. LEADER: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    DISTANCE: 1 mile (1 hour). GRADE: 2. No Dogs.
  • Friday 8 May 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Friday 22 May 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Saturday 23 May 10am

    Help Make a Field of Orchids (Art in the Shelter) (please book)
    Orchids are some of the most beautiful and interesting native plants we have. We shall make a field of paper orchids to celebrate them. All ages, all abilities. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather. Suggested donation of £5 per person towards materials appreciated.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: 3 hours.
  • Friday 29 May 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.

›› June 2015

  • Tuesday 2 to Tuesday 30 June 11am to 3pm daily

    EXHIBITION: The Secret Life of Rockpools
    An exhibition looking at the amazing world of the rockpools.
    VENUE: Samphire Hoe Centre. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT179FL) (pay and display parking).
  • Friday 5 June 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Saturday 6 June 10am

    Make an Amazing Sea Monster (Art in the Shelter) (please book)
    Since humans first took to the sea they have been amazed and terrified by sea monsters. We shall look at myths and legends of sea monsters and create our own pop up creatures. All ages, all abilities. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather. Suggested donation of £5 per person towards materials appreciated.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: 3 hours.
  • Sunday 7 June 11am – 2pm

    Make Miniature Sea Gardens (BeachCraft in the Shelter)
    Come along to a creative session in the New Education Shelter using natural materials from the Seashore. CHARGE: £6 per adult and £4 per child (to include materials).
    LEADER: Sara of BeachCraft (wildart@hotmail.co.uk).
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter (01304 225649). Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: Drop in between 11am and 2pm.
  • Friday 12 June 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Sunday 14 June 11am – 2pm

    Rock Pool Mosaics (BeachCraft in the Shelter)
    Come along to a creative session in the New Education Shelter using seashells, seaglass and marl clay from the Channel tunnel.
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    CHARGE: £6 per adult and £4 per child (to include materials).
    LEADER: Sara of BeachCraft (wildart@hotmail.co.uk
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter (01304 225649). Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: Drop in between 11am and 2pm.
  • Wednesday 17 June 7pm

    Illustrated Talk: Life in the Rock Pools
    A close-up look at the natural world of the rock pools around Dover and Folkestone. Hear and see an illustrated talk about the plants and animals that live in the rock pools and littoral zone. Discover what adaptations they have, both physical and behavioural, to survive living in such a hostile environment. And why they choose to live in this zone at all. Some beach-combed specimens will be available to look at. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    CHARGE: £6 per adult and £4 per child (to include materials).
    LEADER: Melanie Wrigley, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806 or 07880 706990).
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: 2.5 hours.
  • Friday 19 June 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Sunday 21 June 11am – 2pm

    Seaweed Stained Glass (BeachCraft in the Shelter)
    Come along to a creative session in the New Education Shelter working with a rainbow of seaweed colours stretched to create beautiful 'windows of colour'.
    CHARGE: £6 per adult and £4 per child (to include materials).
    LEADER: Sara of BeachCraft (wildart@hotmail.co.uk).
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter (01304 225649). Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: Drop in between 11am and 2pm.
  • Friday 26 June 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Sunday 28 June 11am – 2pm

    Make Natural Paints (BeachCraft in the Shelter)
    Come along to a creative session in the New Education Shelter with chalk and oyster shell pallets. We will make paintings observing life in the rock pools.
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    CHARGE: £6 per adult and £4 per child (to include materials).
    LEADER: Sara of BeachCraft (wildart@hotmail.co.uk).
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter (01304 225649). Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: Drop in between 11am and 2pm.
  • Sunday 28 June 2pm

    Rock Pooling at Samphire Hoe
    Come along and discover the mysterious world of the rock pools at Samphire Hoe. Please wear footwear that can get wet and some spare clothes! Suggested donation of £2 per person appreciated.
    LEADER: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours).
    GRADE: 5. No Dogs

›› July 2015

  • Wednesday 1 to Friday 24 July 11am to 3pm daily

    EXHIBITION: Bronze Age International Travel Show
    An exhibition looking at Bronze Age people's appetite for international trade and travel.
    VENUE: Samphire Hoe Centre. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT179FL) (pay and display parking).
  • Friday 3 July 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10.00am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Saturday 4 July 10am

    Bronze Age Jewellery (Art in the shelter) (please book)
    We shall make amazing replica jewellery including the chance to use real gold! All ages, all abilities. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather. Suggested donation of £5 per person towards materials appreciated.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: 3 hours.
  • Friday 10 July 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Sunday 12 July 2pm

    Samphire Hoe and the Capel Bronze Age Barrow
    A longer walk from Samphire Hoe to the Bronze Age Barrow at Capel and back. We will discover how the Bronze Age was a busy time in the Dover and Folkestone area.
    Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    LEADER: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    DISTANCE: 5 miles (3 hours).
    GRADE: 4.
    Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 24 July 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Saturday 25 July to Monday 31 August 11am to 3pm daily

    EXHIBITION: It’s a Bug’s Life
    An exhibition looking at the big, bad and bold bugs that can be found Up on the Downs.
    VENUE: Samphire Hoe Centre. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT179FL) (pay and display parking).
  • Sunday 26 July 2pm

    Samphire Hoe – It’s a Bugs Life Safari
    An exhibition looking at the big, bad and bold bugs that can be found Up on the Downs.
    Come along and discover the amazing minibeasts at Samphire Hoe. There will be the opportunity to make your own peg bug.
    Suggested donation of £2 per person.
    LEADER: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours).
    GRADE: 2.
    No Dogs
  • Friday 31 July 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.

›› August 2015

  • Saturday 1 August 10am

    Bug Sculpture Mobile (Art in the shelter) (please book)
    Help create a giant bug sculpture showing the fascinating life cycles of the amazing bugs found at Samphire Hoe. The work is inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder. All ages, all abilities. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather.
    Suggested donation of £5 per person towards materials appreciated.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: 3 hours.
  • Thursday 6 August 10am

    Rockpool Rock Stars
    Be filmed while you discover what creatures live in the rock pools. Later you shall be rockpooling stars in a movie. Please wear footwear that can get wet and some spare clothes!
    Suggested donation of £2 per person appreciated.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    DISTANCE: 2 miles (3 hours).
    GRADE: 5 (rocky shore).
    No Dogs.
  • Thursday 6 August 10.30am – 4pm

    Bug Roadshow at Samphire Hoe
    Are you brave enough to handle the bugs! See and handle giant millipedes, stick insects, katydids, cockroaches, leaf Insects and giant moths to name but a few and learn some fascinating facts about them. Come to the new Education Shelter any time between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    LEADER: Tony Rouse, Bug Roadshow for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Education shelter, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
  • Friday 7 August 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Sunday 9 August 2pm

    Discover Geocaching Up on the Downs (Please book)
    Introductory workshop to geocaching by Andrea Cassidy to discover the world of geocaching; with an explanation of the activity and the adventures that it can lead to…… The workshop will be followed by a chance to discover the hidden caches on the Hoe with a guide; 2.30pm, 3pm and 3.30pm (please book).
    LEADER: Andrea Cassidy for the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    DISTANCE: 2 mile (3 hours).
    GRADE: 2.
    No Dogs.
  • Thursday 13 August 10.30am – 4pm

    Bug Roadshow at Samphire Hoe
    Are you brave enough to handle the bugs! See and handle giant millipedes, stick insects, katydids, cockroaches, leaf Insects and giant moths to name but a few and learn some fascinating facts about them. Come to the new Education Shelter any time between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    LEADER: Tony Rouse, Bug Roadshow for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Education shelter, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
  • Friday 14 August 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Sunday 16 August 2pm

    Family Bug Walk
    Come along to a family bug walk to discover the amazing minibeasts at Samphire Hoe including creatures with ears on their legs and stinky bottoms! Suggested donation of £2 per person appreciated.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours).
    GRADE: 2.
    No Dogs.
  • Thursday 20 August 10.30am – 4pm

    Bug Roadshow at Samphire Hoe
    Are you brave enough to handle the bugs! See and handle giant millipedes, stick insects, katydids, cockroaches, leaf Insects and giant moths to name but a few and learn some fascinating facts about them. Come to the new Education Shelter any time between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    LEADER: Tony Rouse, Bug Roadshow for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Education shelter, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
  • Friday 21 August 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Thursday 27 August 10.30am – 4pm

    Bug Roadshow at Samphire Hoe
    Are you brave enough to handle the bugs! See and handle giant millipedes, stick insects, katydids, cockroaches, leaf Insects and giant moths to name but a few and learn some fascinating facts about them. Come to the new Education Shelter any time between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    LEADER: Tony Rouse, Bug Roadshow for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Education shelter, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
  • Friday 28 August 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 1pm – 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, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649 or 07771 635370). MEET: Site management office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is sign posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (TR 294 391). Dogs on leads.

    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 OWN DRAGONFLY
    Join in with the opportunity to make your own dragonfly to take home with you. DURATION: 30 mins.

›› September 2015

  • Tuesday 1 September to Friday 30 October 11am to 3pm daily

    EXHIBITION: Migration Watch
    The Kent coast around Dover and Folkestone is a wonderful area to see migration in action. Come along and see the latest sightings.
    VENUE: Samphire Hoe Centre. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT179FL) (pay and display parking).
  • Friday 4 September 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Friday 18 September 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Sunday 20 September 10am - 4pm

    Migration Day Live – Samphire Hoe
    With wildlife enthusiasts along the coast Samphire Hoe will act as a plotting room for live migration reports during the course of the day - come along and see the live action. There will be a wildlife guided walk at 10am and 2pm.
    Donation appreciated.
    LEADER: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: 1 hour for walk.
  • Friday 25 September 10am – 1pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task helping to care for Samphire Hoe; work could include path clearing, scrub clearing, and other vegetation management.
    Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    10am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, near Dover CT17 9FL (sign posted off A20 driving from Dover to Folkestone), TR 294 391.
  • Saturday 26 September 10am

    The art of Flight (Art in the shelter) (please book)
    In my dreams I can fly high in the sky. However when I am awake I can only wonder at other creatures that fly. Come along to discover the wonder and beauty of flight. You will be making things that fly. All ages, all abilities. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather. Suggested donation of £5 per person towards materials appreciated.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: The new teaching room at the Samphire Hoe Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: 3 hours.