Power and Pebbles at Dungeness

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Dungeness is a unique landscape, a shingle foreland on the tip of Kent. Home to a nuclear power station, two lighthouses and designated a National Nature Reserve, it has often been described as 'the end of the earth'. The route starts at the old lighthouse, passing the new lighthouse and the lifeboat station, before heading back towards the power station and striking off across the shingle towards the RSPB nature reserve.

Passing across a causeway between two lakes, you then head through the reserve back towards the sea. You return to the lighthouse along the coast, passing the nuclear power station along the way.

England - South England - Kent - Coast


Birds, Lake/Loch, Nature Trail, Pub, Sea, Wildlife
9/5/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Ralph Mayer for his updates and new photos for this walk. September 2012. Adrian (Admin)

6/28/2009 - Simon Ellis

My partner and I are regulars to Dungeness and tried this walk for the first time today. The instructions are confusing in parts as it is very difficult to navigate in a barren marshland! We noticed Police watching us on more than one occasion - eventually they stopped us and asked what we were doing in the area. They said they'd had reports of us wandering near the power station and asked us quite a lot of questions and wanted to know what we were carrying in our rucksack before they would let us move on. It seems this is not a good walk to do unless you want to be mistaken for a terrorist. Furthermore, the grading of this walk is optimistic to say the least. We are both regular walkers, but this walk involves several miles of walking across nothing but deep shingle. This makes the walk challenging and extremely tiring and I would not recommend it unless you enjoy a strenuous walk. All in all, not the best way to see Dungeness and the marshes... If you want to do that, use the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway - at least you won't be mistaken for a terrorist!

2/26/2004 -

A Wonderful Winter Warmer!!! Walking across the shingle banks can be a bit demoralising - the old saying of 3 steps forward and two back rings true. A note to people downloading the route to Memory Map. Waypoints 10 and 11 are identical and confused my Meridian GPS. Delete one of the waypoints before uploading to GPS.

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