Events

Samphire Hoe events taking place from October 2015 to March 2016

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.

›› October 2015

  • October to Monday 2 November 11.00am to 3.00pm daily

    Exhibition: Wildlife migration
    The Kent coast around Dover and Folkestone is a wonderful area to see wildlife migration in action. Come along to the Hoe and discover the greatest wonder of the natural world. For information 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)
  • Sunday 25 October 11.00am

    Art in the shelter – the art of navigation (Please book)
    How do creatures find their way? Have fun doing experiments to explore different ways they use to navigate from here to there. 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: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park)
    DURATION: 2 hours.
    No dogs.
  • Wednesday 28 October 2.00pm

    Wildlife migration – Samphire Hoe
    Come along and join in a walk to discover the wildlife migration at Samphire Hoe. 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 new teaching room at 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 hour for walk.
    GRADE: 2
  • Friday 30 October 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.

›› November 2015

  • Tuesday 3 November to Friday 1 January 11.00am to 3.00pm daily

    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.
    For information 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).
  • Friday 6 November 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 13 November 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 20 November 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Sunday 22 November 4.00pm

    Art in the shelter – art after dark (Please book)
    We shall have fun finding out how to draw amazing pictures in the dark. A drink of mulled apple juice and a warm fire might tempt you to join us in the shelter. All ages, all abilities. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather.
    Please bring a torch. Suggested donation of £5 per person towards materials 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: 2 hours.
    No dogs.
  • Friday 27 November 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Sunday 29 November 2.00pm

    Winter tales around the fire (Please book)
    Join us in the shelter to hear unbelievable and fascinating stories and with your help we shall create our very own myth. Suggested donation of £2 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).
    DURATION: 1 hour.
    No dogs.

›› December 2015

  • Friday 4 December 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Saturday 5 December 3.00pm

    Art in the shelter – make your family banner(Please book)
    Come and make your family banner for the parade. Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather.
    Suggested donation of £5 per banner towards materials appreciated.
    All ages, all abilities. Please bring a torch.
    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 hour.
    No dogs.
  • Saturday 5 December 4.00pm

    Celebrate winter parade
    Join our winter parade to celebrate the turning of the year and hear stories of winters past. We shall make music as we look forward to Christmas and the New Year. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate to the weather. If the weather is bad we shall parade in the shelter.
    Suggested donation of £2 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.
  • Friday 11 December 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 18 December 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.

›› January 2016

  • Saturday 2 January to Monday 29 February 11.00am to 3.00pm daily

    EXHIBITION: The greatest mega flood ever
    This is the amazing story of how Britain became an island. This was an unexpected discovery by Imperial College who were testing out some new equipment. If the view is clear you can actually see the location of where it happened. You will find out how this mega flood caused the re-routing of the Channel Tunnel.
    For information 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).
  • Friday 8 January 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 15 January 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Sunday 17 January 11.00am

    Art in the shelter – create a scene of devastation (Please book)
    We shall be inspired by the amazing and dramatic paintings of John Martin 1789–1854 to recreate our own pictures of the mega flood. When Russian Tsar Nicholas, saw one of Martin’s paintings he exclaimed "My God, it is like the mouth of Hell".
    Suitable for 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: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: 2 hours.
    No dogs.
  • Sunday 24 January 2.00pm

    The world’s biggest mega flood
    Walk and talk to discover the world biggest mega flood. This amazing little known story affected the history forever of a small peninsula of Europe by cutting it off from the mainland -that peninsula is Britain.
    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 29 January 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.

›› February 2016

  • Friday 5 February 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 12 February 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Sunday 14 February 11.00am

    Art in the shelter – cave art (Please book)
    Humans may have witnessed the Mega flood that cut Britain off from the mainland. Imagine you are a cave person witnessing the mega flood. Using cave art methods we shall paint what it must have been like to have been there.
    Suitable for 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: Samphire Hoe Education Shelter. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    DURATION: 2 hours.
  • Friday 19 February 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Sunday 21 February 2.00pm

    Discover the science of the mega flood
    Join us on a walk and interactive talk to discover the science behind this truly staggering story. 400 Olympic sized swimming pools of water per second poured over a waterfall, for seven months to create the English Channel.
    Suggested donation of £2 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 mile (2 hours).
    GRADE: 2
  • Friday 26 February 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.

›› March 2016

  • Tuesday 1 March to Saturday 2 May 11.00am to 3.00pm daily

    EXHIBITION: Painting with light “During the years I have worked at Samphire Hoe I have seen and heard many amazing sights and beautiful stories. Using a digital tablet I create pictures inspired by these experiences. To me I am ‘Painting with light’ as these artworks are created with it. This exhibition shows some of these works.”
    Steve Walker Ranger at Samphire Hoe since 2008.
    For information 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).
  • Friday 4 March 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Friday 11 March 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation
    Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Sunday 13 March 11.00am

    Art in the shelter - painting with light (Please book) What is the difference between painting with light and painting with pigment? It is amazing!!! Pigments tend to go grey and dirty when mixed together however painting with light can keep the drawing bright and alive. We shall have fun doing both.
    If you have a touch screen device with a drawing app please bring it along.
    Suggested donation of £5 per person towards materials appreciated.
    All ages, all abilities.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (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).
    DURATION: 2 hours.
    No dogs
  • Friday 18 March 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.
  • Sunday 20 March 2.00pm

    Changing light at Samphire Hoe At Samphire Hoe we have a wonderful opportunity to experience a wide panorama of sea and sky. Come along to try your eye and hand at colour matching as we walk around the Hoe. Please bring a digital camera.
    Suggested donation of £2 per person appreciated.
    MEET: Site office, Samphire Hoe. Samphire Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (CT17 9FL) (pay and display car park).
    LEADER: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    DISTANCE: 1 mile (2 hours).
    GRADE: 2.
  • Friday 25 March 10.00am – 1.00pm

    Samphire Hoe: easy to do half day conservation Join Steve for a morning task at Samphire Hoe doing a of site maintenance that could include thistle cutting, path clearing or bramble cutting.
    LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    MEET: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (off A20 going from Dover towards Folkestone), CT17 9FL (TR 294 391).
    Park in the back car park and collect a parking permit from the office.