This tour runs from the 5th of July until the 20th September and costs just £10
If there is one tour that ranges across the whole recorded history of Folkestone, then this is it. Discover Iron Age settlements, observe an excavated roman villa and marvel at fortifications built to forestall potential Napoleonic and Nazi invasions.
Stand on the cliff and gaze down at one of the most spectacular stretches of coastal railway line in the country as it weaves through the historic Warren country park to the White Cliffs of Dover. Pay a visit to the National Coastwatch Institution lookout and survey the Channel from Dover to Dungeness, and from which, on a clear day, you can see Bonaparte’s statue in the centre of Boulogne-sur-mer.
Look down on the harbour and visualize the steam trains trundling across the railway viaduct on their way to disgorging passengers onto the cross channel ferries moored alongside the pier (now the renovated and vibrant Harbour Arm).
And it’s not all about history. As with the other walks, we will encounter several of the public artworks produced for the four Triennials, including Folkestone’s mermaid sat on the rocks at Sunny Sands, the closest sandy beach to London, and the modern tribute to the “listening ear” structures dotted around the coast.
So there is a lot of variety in this tour – history (ancient and modern), stunning scenery and art.
And we can take tea at either the Little Switzerland or Pavilion cafes (charge extra) on the route if you wish!