Join the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership in Dover to learn the traditional uses of wild plants for food and medicine.

We’ll take a slow walk through the chalk meadows of the Western Heights nature reserve, descend the steps, over the railway bridge to Shakespeare Beach, stopping to look for and hear about the traditional uses of wild plants for food, medicine and other uses. Bring a small basket for collecting leaves.

It is a strenuous walk back up the cliff steps and hills back up to the car park. Please bring plenty of drinking water, snacks, sun hat, sun screen, sun glasses, clothes appropriate for the weather forecast. Please Note: If it is sunny the white, chalk rock reflects the sun’s rays and it can be more hot and burning! Comfortable footwear with closed toes is recommended.

LEADER: Melanie Wrigley, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership.

MEET: St. Martin’s Gun Battery car park, South Military Road, Western Heights, (off the A20 ‘Western Heights’ roundabout), Dover, CT17 9DX.

DISTANCE: 3 -3.5 miles. (3 hours).

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