Regional Access Database

Advice Dover Main (Dover to St Margaret's)

Dover Main covers the white cliffs from Dover to the beach at St Margaret's.

BMC Area London & South East Rock Type Chalk
Climbing Area South Coast Access Status Advice
County Kent CRoW Land No
Importance Local No. of Routes 25
Ownership National Trust Year Developed 1890
Within National Park No Grid Reference TR340421

The stretch of cliffs between Dover and Kingsdown is owned by the National Trust and designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation. West of the 'zig zag' path descent route, climbing is banned year round due to security concerns from Dover Port (in reality this affects only one route, 'The One way Valve').

Restrictions apply from  1 February - 31 August. Reason - Nesting Birds

Between 'Sentiera Luminosa' and 'The Verdant Tube' inclusively, climbing is restricted due to nesting peregrines between 1st March and 31st August. Between 'Some Like it Hot' and 'The Tube' inclusively, climbing is restricted due to nesting ravens between 1st Feb and 31st August

This page was last updated on 30/08/2012. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.