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5. Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe is a 30-hectare site at the foot of the famous Shakespeare Cliff, between Dover and Folkestone. It was created from 4.9 million cubic metres of chalk marl dug to create the Channel Tunnel.  The site is owned by Eurotunnel and managed in partnership with the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership.  Samphire Hoe is a haven for wildlife and the site supports a rich biodiversity all year round.

Stroll below the famous white cliffs at Samphire Hoe, look up and you might see kestrels, house martins and peregrine falcons flying along the cliffs, look down and scarce beautiful wildflowers can be seen along the paths. Rock samphire and rock sea lavender grow in profusion along the sea wall and lizards and adders bask in the sun. Look out across the sea to distant views of France; all from the tranquillity of this unique coastal country park setting.  See the latest poster exhibition new education shelter warmed by wood burning stove, refreshments are available.

 Walking routes nearby

Walking and cycling route; National Cycle Route 2 passes close to the tunnel entrance providing easy access to the hoe.

Further information

Much of the Hoe is accessible for wheelchair users. The recommended route follows the front path, from the front path signposted 'west shore via the Hoe' passing through the chicane.

Samphire Hoe
Dover
Kent
CT17 9FL