Folkestone is a historic port town on the English Channel, in Kent, with a scenic setting between two cliffs. There’s a attractive running in Folkestone on a wide seafront promenade path west for 6.4 miles to Hythe Beach. There are great views of the Channel and Strait of Dover.
Starting in Folkestone, the first section starts east of the town center on Coronation Parade, with a 1.3 mile jaunt down a pier, over a swing bridge, and down Folkestone Harbour Arm to a lighthouse. Then there’s a straight shot path for 5 miles west along a series of promenade paths (“parades”), passing Folkstone Beach, Sandgate Castle, and then along the Hythe Seafront, to Princes Parade and Hythe Beach.
Add-Ons: Along Folkestone Beach, some nice additional paths in Lower Leas Coastal Park. In Hythe, just inland from the coastal promenade, there’s 1-2 miles of nice paths along the Royal Military Canal and Hythe Green.