With a forecast of wind and showers we set off for a wander along the coast heading east from Folkestone, out though the Warren past the Martello Towers. The walking is easy along the well built sea defences and staging platforms created for troop movements to Europe during the war, and after a couple of miles we climbed up one of the cliff paths to return back along the top of the cliffs, providing alternative views of the Warren and Folkestone Harbour making for a very pleasant first coastal walk for what seems like ages. Back in the town, we grabbed a hot drink from a new cafe called ‘Folklore’ at the bottom of the Old High Street before meandering out onto the rejuvenated harbour arm. Out on the arm, under a large grating, you’ll find one of Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place XXI’ Statues almost hidden away. The look of the Sole Kitchen specials enticed us to grab a bite to eat before venturing off across the Broadwalk in the direction of the Lees and back to the car. In all a good day out! There's a lot to like about Folkestone.
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