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Thank you to National Lottery players

Up on the Downs has received £1.6 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

This donation has allowed us to make a massive difference to the chalk downland landscape of the Dover and Folkestone area, engaging and inspiring people to learn more and get involved with the heritage of the local area. Over the last five years we have improved 175ha of land for wildlife and people, bought 80 Herdwick sheep and 10 Highland cattle to help maintain it, created a sculpture trail and access for all path at the White Cliffs of Dover, mapped 255 military structures, provided 201 free training courses which were attended by 1167 people, awarded over 100 John Muir Awards to young people, given out £162,000 in grants to local community groups and much, much more.

We also built an Education Shelter at Samphire Hoe…

To say thank you, between Monday 11 December and Sunday 17 December we are offering visitors to Samphire Hoe with a National Lottery ticket a FREE hot drink from the Spindrift Café.

Come along and explore the winter wonders of Samphire Hoe and enjoy a hot drink in our wonderful new education shelter #ThanksToYou.

Terms and conditions

  • One National Lottery ticket provides one free hot drink at the Spindrift Café, Samphire Hoe
  • All National Lottery draw based games qualify for a free hot drink, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital
  • The offer is valid from the 11 – 17 December inclusive between the hours of 11.00am and 3.30pm
  • Spindrift Café has the right to refuse a free hot drink in the unlikely event of running out of hot drinks, as well as unforeseen circumstances
  • Free hot drinks will be given at the Spindrift Café kiosk when visitors arrive with their National Lottery ticket