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Varne Ridge Accommodation Park

Varne Ridge Accommodation Park

Contact Details

145 Old Dover Road, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone, CT18 7HX
+441303 251765

David and Evelyn have run this Holidy Park for many years now, and have turned it into a mecca for Channel Swimmers.  So much so that they have renamed the park: Varne Ridge: Channel Swimming Holiday Park.  It's a lovely place to stay, as the view from the cliff top is stunning and, on a clear day, you can see the whole Channel and the beaches you aspire to swim to.  It's nice to be out of Dover and find an oasis of calm.

They give a massive warm welcome to all swimmers, and go well out of their way to help you.

They recognise all successful solo Channel Swimmers with their own plaques on the wall.

Email David here




Sandettie Lightship Observations

4pm, 20th October 2017

Water: 61.0 °F (16.1 °C)

Air: 32.0 °F (0 °C)

Wind Speed: 40.0 kn (74.1 km/h)

Wind Direction: WSW (240°)

Channel Weather 

Unofficial success on 9 October: 1-way relay TSCM Does the Channel, time 13:07, pilot Neil Streeter Well done team

2 weeks ago