Walking in the Deal area

Deal is a fantastic place for walkers because of the variety of walks we have in the area
- here are some ideas for you.

White Cliffs

A must-do hike is to hop on a train to Dover and walk back along the iconic white cliffs.

This 16km (10 mile) walk gives wonderful views across to France and the mid point is St Margaret’s Bay where there are lots of places for refreshment.

Rolling Countryside

Inland of Deal is rolling countryside with pretty villages and historic churches.


A walk from Deal takes you through some unique habitats with the Sandwich Bay observatory to provide information and the internationally significant Stodmarsh nature reserve a short distance away.

Mining Heritage

The Miner’s Way Trail is easy to access from Deal and the former slag heap of Betteshanger colliery has been turned into a country park for cyclists and walkers (details at Betteshanger Park website).

Historic Deal

There are lots of historic places to wander through - the Middle Street area (near the High Street) is one of the oldest conservation areas in the country and still has the feel of a busy Georgian port.

With a rare Timeball Tower, museums and the Deal and Walmer castles there’s lots to visit on your way round one of the town trails.

Walking Trails

Deal is on some wonderful walking trails:


Every August, Deal is part of the White Cliffs Walking Festival.


If you fancy travelling further, Deal is on the national cycle network route 1 and there is lots of information for cyclists on the Cycle Friendly Deal page.

Much more information…

Deal Town Council have lots of great ideas about walking in the area on their Local Walking page, and the White Cliffs Country website has information about walking in the local area.

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