Events

Samphire Hoe events taking place from mid-October 2013 to end of March 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.

›› From October 2013 to Easter 2014

  • From Monday 28 October 2013 until Easter 2014

    Picture the Hoe (any time between 7am and dusk)
    Have fun creating your masterpiece. Pick up a route map and a crayon from outside the ranger's hut at Samphire Hoe. Make your wax rubbing from our plaques as you walk around the beautiful countryside of the Hoe. Choose wihich pictures to include and which ones to leave out; add your own drawing as you like, to make your very own picture of the Hoe. A suggested 50p donation towards materials can be placed in the donation box.
    Start: Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (TR 294 391).
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hour).
    Grade: 2.
    Dogs on leads

›› October 2013

  • Friday 18 October – 10:15am - 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 25 October - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Sunday 27 October - 10:15am - 3:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Wednesday 30 October - 2:00pm

    History of Samphire Hoe
    Learn all about this newest piece of England: how is was the location of the first coal mine in Kent, the first Channel Tunnel attempt in 1881, and how this once industrial landscape has been colonised by nature. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Site management office, Samphire Hoe. The Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL.
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hours).
    Grade: 2. Dogs on leads.
  • Thursday 31 October - 2:00pm

    Rock pooling at Samphire Hoe (Green gang family fun)
    Join us for a chance to discover the wildlife of a rocky shore. Please bring wellies or footwear that can get wet and take care on the rocks.Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader:Tony Rouse, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: 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: 5. Dogs on leads.

›› November 2013

  • Friday 1 November - 3:30pm

    A spooky Halloween walk at Samphire Hoe
    Come dressed in fancy dress to have fun and games; Find out how monsters created this newest piece of England; Watch it come to life in tales of construction and destruction!; How have the people shaped the land - from mining to boring -; Hear strange tales from beach dwellers and see the amazing Samphire Hoe sea monster. Dress up warm and bring a torch. Donation appreciated
    Leader:Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Site management office, Samphire Hoe. The Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, CT17 9FL.
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hours).
    Grade:2. Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 8 November - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 15 November - 10:15am to 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Sunday 17 November - 2:00pm

    Birds eye view of Samphire Hoe
    Join us for a walk from the Hoe up onto the cliffs above and discover the land above from where there is a great bird's eye view of the Hoe. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader:Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Site management office, Samphire Hoe. The Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone, postcode: CT17 9FL.
    Distance: 3 miles (2 hours).
    Grade:4. Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 22 November - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 29 November - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beaching clean or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.

›› December 2013

  • Sunday 8 December - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Sunday 15 December - 2:00pm

    Samphire Hoe rangers tales
    Join in a gentle walk around the Hoe; Discover how this new piece of kent was created and the wildlife that has colonised it. The ranger will also be recounting some of the funny stories and incidents that have happened over the 15 years that the Hoe has been open. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: 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 leads.
  • Thursday 26 December - 2:00pm

    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.
    Leader: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: 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 leads.
  • Friday 27 December -10:00am

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.

›› January 2014

  • Friday 3 January - 10:15am - 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Sunday 5 January - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 10 January - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Sunday 12 January - 2:00pm

    Samphire Hoe and Lydden sprout
    Discover the ever flowing spring at the base of the White Cliffs of Dover and hear some of the stories associated with it and the surrounding dramatic landscape.Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Site management office, Samphire Hoe, CT17 9FL. The Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone.
    Distance:1.5 mile (1.5 hour).
    Grade: 2. Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 17 January - 10:15am - 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 24 January - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 31 January - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.

›› February 2014

  • Sunday 2 February -10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 7 February - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 14 February - 10:15am - 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Sunday 16 February - 2:00pm

    Scavenger hunt and beach adventure at Samphire Hoe
    Join us for a gentle stroll to the beach where we will be scavenging for wildlife treasures and you have a chance to dothe pebble challenge! Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader:Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Site management office, Samphire Hoe, CT17 9FL. The Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone.
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hour).
    Grade:2 (5 walking on the beach). Dogs on leads.
  • Friday 21 February - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 28 February - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.

›› March 2014

  • Sunday 2 March - 10:15am – 3:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 7 March - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 14 March - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Friday 21 March - 10:15am – 1:00pm

    Samphire Hoe: Helping the Hoe (morning)
    Join us to do conservation and maintenance work around this important chalk grassland site. It could include path clearing, beach cleaning or erosion control. For more information, call Steve Walker, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership on 01304 225649.
    Meet: 10.15am at the Site Management Office, Samphire Hoe, Dover (signposted off the A20 when driving from Dover to Folkestone), CT17 9FL.
  • Sunday 23 March - 2:00pm

    Samphire Hoe and the Spring equinox
    Discover the Hoe and find out the Spring equinox influences the seasons, weather and wildlife.Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
    Leader:Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
    Meet: Site management office, Samphire Hoe, CT17 9FL (pay and display parking). The Hoe is sign posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (TR 294 391).
    Distance: 1 mile (1.5 hour).
    Grade: 2. Dogs on leads.