What we do
We walk mostly every Sunday and Thursday and occasionally other days of the week throughout the year, with distances varying from 5 to 12 miles. Our walks programme can be found at https://whitecliffsramblers.org.uk/walks/
From the hills and downlands of Folkestone and Dover, the picturesque Elham and Alkham valleys; the rich farmlands and orchards around Sandwich, Deal and Hythe; to the seaside resorts of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate there are walking opportunities to suit all tastes. We also offer walks further afield in Kent, Sussex, and Surrey.
Carers Stepping Out
Our volunteers also support the activities of Carers Stepping Out in offering accessible walks to unpaid carers and those for whom they care. For further information see: www.carerssteppingout.co.uk
White Cliffs Walking Festival
Our Festival for 2023 was a walking week in July, which offered a variety of walks suitable for all ages and abilities. During the week there was a choice of walks of varying lengths and at different times of the day, often with a stop for food or refreshments. Plans for our Walking Festival for 2024 will be published on our website: www.whitecliffswalkingfestival.org.uk
Protecting and maintaining local footpaths
Our network of local footpath volunteers hold a watching brief to ensure that our network of footpaths remain open and are well maintained. This can involve commenting on proposals to make changes (diversions / creations / extinguishments) to footpaths in our area.
A monthly digest of current issues can be found at:https://whitecliffsramblers.org.uk/news-events/
In addition, we have a strong team of volunteers, working in conjunction with Kent County Council, to keep our paths free from overgrown vegetation.
There are plenty of volunteering opportunities to become involved in all these activities.