Discover the delicacies of land and sea in White Cliffs Country - Deal, Dover and Sandwich, Kent
White Cliffs Country offers you great glamping sites, so which will you choose as your oasis of calm?
Perhaps it will be the tranquil haven of Dover’s Alkham Valley and the quirky shepherds’ huts at Greenhill Glamping? From here, travel to the quaint coastal town of Deal by bike (or bus!) admiring rural landscapes and picturesque villages along the way. Sign up for a unique coastal foraging adventure with The Wild Kitchen and discover the edible delights of White Cliffs Country’s coastline.
On a Saturday, browse the stalls at Deal Town Market and enjoy a late, lazy breakfast - of local cheese, freshly baked breads or perhaps a Kentish Knocker - ! Jill Martin’s award-winning pasties celebrate the coalmining history of White Cliffs Country and take their eccentric name from a mysterious legend of the coal mines. Stroll down Deal High Street (previously The Telegraph’s “High Street of the Year”) with its independent boutiques, wonderful food suppliers and delicatessens tempting your taste buds.
Hire a bike at Mike’s Bikes (if you haven’t brought your own) and cycle along the promenade, then head from Deal to Kingsdown on National Cycle Route 1. Park the wheels and walk the clifftop path for its spectacular, panoramic views out over the English Channel. After reaching the idyllic village of St Margaret’s at Cliffe, visit the Pines Garden and tearoom at St Margaret’s Bay and enjoy organically grown produce from the gardens themselves – or maybe treat yourself to homemade cake and freshly-brewed coffee. Alternatively, have lunch at The Coastguard, Britain’s closest pub to France, nestled in the cove of St Margaret’s Bay. Don’t miss the Pines Garden Gallery, where you’ll see local artists’ creations on display.