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South East Coast Path

I’m going to be honest, I’m not entirely sure what the official south east coast path is. If you look on National Trails, they tell you which bits are open to the the public, and which aren’t. Where my confusion lies, is that I have walked stretches that apparently aren’t open. No I didn’t trespass, you can walk these bits. I’m inclined to think that some of the sections aren’t official national trail yet. 


Does this mean that some of my guides will no longer be accurate once the official trails get made? We will have to wait and see. 



The south east coast path is a bit of a mix. Some bits are hilly, and you have some impressive white chalk cliffs. You may have heard of the white cliffs of Dover? Or what about the Seven Sisters? These aren’t the only ones though. You will find more along the North Kent coast and further along the East Sussex coast 


There is also a lot of flat. Wether along a promenade by a seaside town, or just in between places where there isn’t really anything. Some bits are quite bleak, and you feel like you are at the end of nowhere. 


The beaches along this coast are mostly shingle, although you will find some nice long stretches of sand along the North Kent coast area. 



The south east coast is very well connected by trains in and out of London, and you can walk almost all of it by walking from station to station. I give full details in each of my walk guides below.