Experience and explore Samphire Hoe nature reserve
Samphire Hoe hosts regular events such as exhibitions, guided walks, talks, activities and day conservation, all year round.

Taking part in events

Please read this before attending an event.
Every care has been taken to ensure that the details given here were correct at the time of printing. You may wish to check with the leader by telephone before travelling, particularly when weather conditions are likely to be poor. Please note that closing times are approximate, so please make allowances if using public transport to get home. Please note that you attend an event at your own risk. Anyone suffering from a serious health condition is advised to check with their doctor before attending any event. Please inform the leader, in confidence, of any serious health condition at the start of an event. The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, Dover District Council and the sponsors accept no liability for any errors, omissions, accident or loss.

New volunteers are always welcome to join us and help care for the countryside. Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be a member. Events are free and no experience is needed. You are not obliged to come out on a regular basis, just to the events that interest you. If you are under 18 you must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If you are a new volunteer contact the leader, so that they know you are coming. For a registration form, or for more information please contact Sue Bradford at the Dover office on 01304 241806.

Bring water to drink, or a flask if you prefer a hot drink, and a packed lunch if you intend to stay all day. We usually provide water, squash, tea and biscuits. We provide an experienced leader, training and supervision, tools and gloves, but please bring your own gloves if you have them.

– You will need sturdy boots or safety shoes (not trainers) with good grip and thick soles to prevent thorns and preferably those that support your ankle.
– You should wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or torn.
– Please wear long sleeved shirts and trousers to stop scratches and stings to your arms and legs.
– Bring waterproofs if it forecasts rain, or wellies if the details ask you to.
– Sun hat and sun tan lotion in hot weather.

Samphire Hoe’s type of events

Samphire Hoe’s team and the Green Gang are organising events every year and all year round such as:

  • Day conservation: volunteering work over half-days (path cleaning, vegetation management).
  • Exhibitions on Wildlife migration, Love our planet, Flint and fire, Winter birds of the Hoe, White cliffs wild weather, Wildlife and landscape art.
  • Guided walks on various themes: Stone age picnic & adventure, Wildlife birds, Bug hunt, The edge of the night adventure and mothing, Ancient cave art.
  • Talks about Winter birds of the Hoe, Make your garden better for wildlife
  • Activities ranging from Fun days or Colour the flowers to Rockpool and rockstars and Create your own birds of Samphire Hoe painting or Micro sculpture park.

Discover the 220 species of birds including resident, migrant birds and summer or winter visitors.

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30 species of butterflies have been recorded at the Hoe according to seasons.

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Explore a few of the 380 species of moths which fly around the Hoe at night time.

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