Tag Archives: Dungeness

44b – Cliff End to Fairlight Cove

We climbed the dirt track between the houses of Cliff End.  They seemed to become more expensive as the path got higher and views got better.  After a short climb we emerged onto an open clifftop.  In the distance we could see … Continue reading

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42a – Dungeness to Lydd

The trek inland from Dungeness, around Lydd Ranges, is rather a long one, involving about 6½ miles of road.  The first section, from Dungeness to Lydd, is along the Dungeness Road.  This is a fast road with no pavement, meaning my … Continue reading

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41c – Leaving Dungeness

It is impossible to walk out of Dungeness by heading west.  Lydd Ranges bar the way.  You have to walk north, inland, and circumnavigate the Ranges.  There is still a choice on how to leave, however:  the road, or a … Continue reading

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41b – Dungeness Part 2

The Nuclear Power Station at Dungeness is  in fact two nuclear power stations.  They are known as Dungeness A and Dungeness B. Dungeness A started generating power in 1965, and stopped in 2006.  It is now being decommissioned, which is a … Continue reading

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41a – Dungeness Part 1

Dungeness Point is well known for its two lighthouses.  Although one is termed the “old” lighthouse and one the “new”, there have in fact been five lighthouses in Dungeness’ history. With its shifting banks of shingle, Dungeness had always been considered dangerous … Continue reading

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40d – Entering Dungeness

Dungeness is Britain’s only desert.   It seems strange to have a desert in the UK, particularly one that lies on the coast and which is also surrounded by man-made lakes.  But Dungeness is, officially, a desert.  It is said that … Continue reading

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38c – Folkestone to Sandgate

The way out of Folkestone is via a long promenade of what seems like never-ending straightness.  A promenade was first constructed in Folkestone to support the Victorian holiday trade.  A pier was opened in 1888, along with one of the earliest rollercoasters, … Continue reading

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