Dungeness, Kent

Explore the unique and surreal surroundings of Britain’s unofficial desert just 90 minutes from London.

Published 21 May 2018, 16:24 BST, Updated 30 Dec 2021, 17:52 GMT
Dungeness may conjure up images of a desolate landscape but in fact it is rich with ...
Dungeness may conjure up images of a desolate landscape but in fact it is rich with animal and plant life.
Photograph by LoggaWiggler / Pixabay

It could be the setting for a bleak western, a 1960s art house film about desolation and escape, a story of post apocalyptic survival or even something more otherworldly altogether. There is nothing in the UK quite like Dungeness National Nature Reserve, but with always-on Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive delivering power to all four wheels for maximum traction and control in all conditions, a Subaru SUV is ready for anything.

Located at the southern tip of Kent, 20 miles from Ashford this long stretch of coastline dominated by the slightly menacing spectre of Dungeness nuclear power station might not look it on first glance, but it’s rich with plant and animal life and is designated a site of special scientific interest.

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