Open 3rd Sunday of month: April to September - also Heritage Weekends & WHPS Open Weekends – see Dover Western Heights Preservation Society website for more information.
Grand Shaft Website
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Heights and Grand Shaft - Extensive coastal
fortifications, which date from the late 1700's to early
1800's with commanding views over the Channel and Dover.
Carved into the hillside it is one of the strongest
and largest fortresses in the country. Surrounded by
chalk meadows containing many varieties of colourful
wildflowers the Western Heights abounds with surprising
and interesting places.
Clearly marked circular walks
to help you explore the history and wildlife in this