Dungeness to Dover, A CampervanCulture camp out in the UK’s only desert.

Dungeness is one of the largest expanses of shingle in the world and is classified as Britain’s only desert by the met office. There have been five lighthouses at Dungeness, at first only a beacon was used to warn sailors, but this was replaced by a proper lighthouse in 1615. As the sea retreated, this had to be replaced in 1635 by a new lighthouse nearer to the water’s edge known as Lamplough’s Tower. There are two nuclear power stations at Dungeness, the first built in 1965 and the second in 1983. They are within a wildlife sanctuary deemed a Site of Special Scientific Interest and birds flourish in the warmer water created by the station’s outflow.

It seems an unlikely area to head off to for a weekend in any camper van but the area is in fact really interesting and feels like your in Arizona in one of those places that mad people go and live when they want to be alone.

We really liked it, what do you guys think?

27 thoughts on “Dungeness to Dover, A CampervanCulture camp out in the UK’s only desert.

  1. Herman

    Very nice vid, the quality of your video production is amazing, I really enjoy your video more and more!!
    Thanks for putting in so much effort, your viewers appreciate it.

  2. claudio

    COMO SIEMPRE JED, CON ESTOS VIAJES HERMOSOS,ESTE PLANETA TIENE LUGARES MUY BELLOS COMO PARA PERDERSELOS, ESTE LUGAR GUARDA ALGUNA SIMILUTUD A LA PATAGONIA COSTERA EN ARGENTINA DE HECHO HAY UN LUGAR QUE SE LLAMA DUNGENES, SALUDOS DESDE SUDAMERICA!!

  3. photogdave

    Another cool vid. Dungeness is my kind of place! I love the stark landscape and the weird bits of junk strewn about. Reminds me of some of the desolate beaches I’ve been to in Chile.
    Good work!

  4. FroggyPhil Gloriant

    thanx again Jed to help us discovering UK ! from where you speak ( Monument ) you were only 40 miles from home , but “over the Ocean” , well .. Channel ;o)
    Front of you , French side , there is same obelisque monument , to Dover Patrol .

    If you want to visit my area , one day , just cross to Calais , drive to Boulogne sur mer and then ..
    “”next time you need me , just call me , my name is Phil, FroggyPhil “” ( MadMax Parody )
    I’ll show you landscapes , valleys , forest trails and so many views .. on England coast !

    my garden will be your campsite !
    your welcome and ‘bon appetit’ ( fabulous, your breakfast !! is it cream on it ?? )
    phil . wanagoon@voila.fr

  5. Gerald

    Nice one Jed. I like it! Finally got my 81 AC -Westy MOT’d ( we call it saftied here in Canada) last week so hope to start putting on a few miles and working out the kinks that are sure to arise after 6 years or so of poor storage. Keep up the great video’s

  6. Gerald

    Nice one Jed, keep up the great work. Finally got my 81 AC-Westy MOT’d (we call it saftied in Manitoba) and hope to start putting on a few miles to work out the kinks that are sure to be there after 6 years of poor storage.

  7. Gordon

    Hi Jed great vid as always and a quick thumbs up for one of your product test videos I was looking for some good quality Wind deflectors for my t4 Westy so just got a set delivered from Dubflecta after watching the vid
    Cheers
    Gordon

  8. Mark

    Love the videos Jed, have been vicariously living the campervanculture lifestyle through them for well over a year now, ever since stumbling upon your eberspacher fitting video on youtube.
    Really looking forward to the fruits of your planned Morocco trip, and may have to finally get myself a van soon.
    Many thanks.
    Mark

  9. Johannes

    Hey Jed,
    I watched this video and I was fascinated as always. I dream of a T3 syncro Campervan, but this dream is as a 15 years old student so far away. But maybe I’ll get the car of my dreams one day, your videos let my hope growing. Sorry if I’m writing not perfect, I’m from Germany. Maybe some day I come to England, then we could meet maybe. Enjoy your trip to Morocco! I love your videos and your lifestyle. Maybe it sounds strange, but I love it. Have a nice trip.
    Johannes

    1. jed@CampervanCulture Post author

      Hey Johannes always nice to hear from you.

      I hope school is going OK and your studies are going well. I have no doubt in my mind that one day you will have a Syncro of your own, then you can drive over and join us for a trip. Keep working hard as you will need a good job to buy the best Syncro and enjoy the trips away.

      Stay safe,

      Jed

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