White Cliffs is a National Trust stretch of the Kent coastal countryside, for the most part open to the elements and at this time of the year wild and barren…a guided tour is going to have to be a must for me to identify the shrubby growth that withstands the harsh winds that whip off the English Channel. Pathways along Langdon Cliffs followed the coastline at various levels. We chose what I think was the middle one; a well trodden path with, for the first stage of the walk, had only a short drop to the next level before dropping to the sea. The scrubby bushes along this route had vicious thorns and an orangey tinge to the new growth, making a thicket that sent the wind up and over rather than through the copses.
|Lower path visible|
|Impossible to capture the conditions but the grass lay flat because of the wind|
The return journey opened up long views across the channel and towards Dover castle...