Stage 09: Dover to Saltwood — Saxon Shore Way
Dan Hobson planned a hike.
January 24, 2020
With more climbing than any other stage on the Saxon Shore Way, this challenging hike should test your mettle.From Dover, you rejoin the England Coast Path as it rises over Western Heights and then descends to Shakespeare Cliff.You continue along the cliffs and, a short time after passing Samphire Hoe Country Park below, reach the Abbot's Cliff Sound Mirror. Built in 1928 to provide early warning of enemy planes approaching Britain, the sound mirror affords a great sense of your surroundings, both aurally and visually.The trail heads over the cliffs with Warren County Park below and then skirts inland around Sugarloaf Hill and Castle Hill. You continue through farmland that is scattered with ancient cairns.After crossing the M20, it is only a short step to Saltwood, where this stage finishes. Saltwood has a good choice of accommodation, places to eat and drink, shops, and other attractions.
February 3, 2020