Gateway to The White Cliffs of Dover is managed by The National Trust. It is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and the interpretation boards provide information about the rare flora and fauna that can only be found across this chalk grassland. The White Cliffs of Dover are an official Icon of Britain and have been a sign of hope and freedom for centuries and have a fascinating military and penal history. There is a good range of facilities on site, including a visitor centre, shop, and café, and picnic area. The marked and unmarked trails that zig zag across the cliff tops provide an opportunity for a bracing and exhilarating walk with unrivalled views of the busy English Channel and the French coast. Wheelchair loan is available on request, and the park has designated parking and toilets, a fully accessible Visitor Centre, and a hard surface path through the car park to a viewing point 50 yards away. There are plans to extend this accessible pathway within two years, however at present, unsurfaced pathways, stiles and steps mean that much of the park is inaccessible to visitors in wheelchairs. The National Trust provides free parking to members but charges apply to other visitors. The opening times vary throughout the year and specific information about current and seasonal opening times can be found by visiting http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/white-cliffs-dover/opening-times/.
Easy access information
This park and open space contains uneven trails, un-surfaced or narrow pathways. Also, there are width restricting features, such as stiles and narrow gaps making it difficult for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs to access some parts of the site.