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20. Chalk and Channel Way
The Chalk and Channel Way is a walking and cycling route along the top of the White Cliffs of Dover, linking the harbours of Dover and Folkestone. It is part of the National Route 2 of the National Cycle Network.
Along the route artists have created unique and memorable landmarks designed to reflect the aspects of the passing landscape, providing stopping and resting places and encouraging people on their journeys.
Discover the Abbot's Cliff sound mirror along the Chalk and Channel Way; a forerunner of radar, acoustic mirrors were built between 1916 and 1930. They were intended to provide early warning of incoming enemy aircraft and could track the sound of incoming aircraft from between 8 and 15 miles away, depending on the weather conditions.