Route Help - Northern Kent / Sussex

by slow-cyclo   March 15, 2011  

Hi, hope someone can give me a bit of advice. Dragging my friend out for a swift 30 miles somewhere in the Westerham area on the weekend. It's neither of our regular stamping grounds but we require a circular route with either a pub at about the 20 mile mark or at the end for a rather nice lunch. Preferably quiet routes so we can tootle along and discuss marital break ups and her rubbish husband (She bought him a Cannondale which he never uses but there are other more significant crimes).

Anyway, enough waffle. I don;t need a detailed GPS etc, just a list of villages in order would do. Thanks in advance of your help.

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Here's a suggestion for you. From Westerham head up Hosey Hill. Turn down the road to Chartwell (Mapleton) to Four Elms, then ride onto Hever. Then ride on to Mark Beech, Cowden and Hartfield turning towards Withyam and back up to Blackham. If you then ride towards Penshurst there are couple of good looking pubs on Cold Harbour Road. Once you get to Chiddingstone Causeway (via Penshurst) you can either retrace your steps via Four Elms or climb up Ide Hill and drop down to Sundridge and head back along to Westerham. That's about 35 miles and a good ride. It's great countryside out there. Hope that helps.

GdL

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posted by girodilento [33 posts]
15th March 2011 - 20:17

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That is quality service sir, much obliged. It looks great, plenty of green and nice quiet roads away from the main arterials. Now off to consult the good beer guide Big Grin

Shut up legs

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posted by slow-cyclo [74 posts]
15th March 2011 - 20:34

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My pleasure - it's pretty hilly around there but some lovely quiet country lanes and good views. I ride round there a lot. Have fun.

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posted by girodilento [33 posts]
15th March 2011 - 20:36

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