People who often catch ferries from Dover to Calais
might be among those most concerned by the news that the famous white cliffs of the Kent port are under threat.
The National Trust has launched an appeal to raise £1.2 million to ensure it can become the owner of the cliffs, protecting them and the adjacent 1.5 km stretch of coastline.
It could help to ensure that the iconic sight greeted by ferry passengers as they approach the port is preserved for future generations in its optimum state, with visitors to the area able to enjoy its wildlife and natural beauty.
Director-general of the Trust Fiona Reynolds said: "Immortalised in song and literature, the White Cliffs of Dover have become one the great symbols of our nation."
This is now the "chance of a lifetime" to seal their future, she added.
Visitors to the UK from France may visit buildings or areas of countryside owned and managed by the Trust, which was founded in 1895.
Posted by Mark Robinson