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The National Trust reopens its White Cliffs car park, but with limited spaces

A popular coastal site has reopened its car park - but its spaces are limited.

The National Trust has now reopened its car park and the White Cliffs of Dover site, which is hugely popular with walkers all year round.

The White Cliffs of Dover coastline
The White Cliffs of Dover coastline

The trust closed its car parks back in March when it became apparent that social distancing would be impossible with large numbers of visitors during the early stages of the current crisis.

Now it has begun to gradually reopen its car parks, though other facilities and properties will not reopen soon.

The car park at White Cliffs is now open from 9am to 6pm and you do not need to book but spaces are limited - if the car park is full you will need to return another time.

Visitors are also urged to take their litter home.

The White Cliffs are a great place to walk, but not too close to the edge
The White Cliffs are a great place to walk, but not too close to the edge

In a statement, the trust, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, said: "We're reopening the places you love, gradually, safely and in step with government advice. Our houses, gardens and parklands remain closed for now. But we're opening some of our coast and countryside car parks in England, so you can get out into green spaces."

To find out more and search a site you want to visit in Kent go to nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out

For the National Trust's most popular recipe during lockdown click here.

Country parks across Kent whose car parks are now open.

Head out for a walk Picture: National Trust
Head out for a walk Picture: National Trust


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