The Leas Promenade
The Leas Promenade
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK1,058 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We visited the Leas Promenade during a short visit to the area on an Easter Sunday in March. We had driven here and there is a good amount of (pay & display) parking available nearby, we chose to park at Folkstone Central railway station.
The Leas is a gently undulating paved and grassed area running along the top of the cliffs at Folkstone. Leading off the Leas are several paths which can take the visitor to the lower parts of the cliff though some of these had been closed due to chalk falls on the day of our visit.
Being a sunny day, we walked the length of this glorious stretch with views out over the English Channel (though could not make out the French coastline due to the haze). There is much to see along the way including the Leas Cliff Hall with its refreshment and toilet facilities and the very imposing hotels, ‘The Metropole’ & ‘The Grand’ and other buildings which look out over the Leas and the sea.
There are information boards along the route describing geographical features, buildings and other historical information and these make a very good read. Interestingly we learnt that during the Great War, soldiers were camped along the Leas awaiting transport across the channel to France via the harbour. These soldiers must have heard the big guns booming from the battlefields across the channel and wondered what awaited then there.
A most enjoyable walk.
Written 27 April 2024
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HalyconDays
Greater London, UK218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Great views from The Lees. a lovely walk with plenty to see. It was a shame the historic hotels The Metropole and Grand are no longer hotels, but the buildings are still there with a lot of history> Plenty of seating.
Written 21 May 2023
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Teresa
Nanaimo, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Lovely paths and trails that follow the seaside for miles! Gracious buildings line one side and the sea spreads into the distance on the other. Well worth taking the time
Written 31 October 2022
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Denise F
United Kingdom91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Great walk to take the views of the Channel. On a sunny day it’s glorious. You can also do Park Run which runs every Saturday.
Written 14 July 2022
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David G
London, UK54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A lovely place to take in the fresh air, take a walk and relax on one of the many benches to watch the world (and ships) go by.
Written 2 July 2022
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fiona p
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Loved this walk along the sea, lots of different levels you can access to get to the stoney shore. Well worth the walk.
Written 4 March 2022
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RIDINGAROUND
Machynlleth, UK548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
This is always a pleasant walk on a nice day with plenty of interest to see and great views. The original buildings and bandstand are still there adding to the character. It is a reminder of how great this town used to be!
Written 7 October 2021
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Cherriesfan99
Cheltenham, UK2,197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Lovely afternoon wander along the clifftops in the sunshine. So many people especially locals here enjoying the gentle breezes, great views and occasional ice cream.
Written 1 October 2021
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user123456
United Kingdom1,641 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
A nice place for a walk alone, with friends or anyone. Peaceful although near a busy town. Worth a visit if you're in the area
Written 27 September 2021
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JuneandGeoff
Broadstairs, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
quiet, refined and interesting area of Folkestone, lots of history in the huge edwardian buildings of the Metropole and the Grand. Yoko Ono's morse code message still being broadcast across the channel. so relaxing to wander around the beautiful wooded leas.
Written 12 September 2021
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