A pleasant and non-technical ride through the Kent countryside that’s fast and fun in the dry, but slow and sticky if wet.
Distance 18.5 km
Go right on the High Street, then left on Church Road. At the T-junction at the end, go left on Canterbury Road. Go right at the crossroads then right again, signposted to Elham. Continue straight ahead to another crossroads and turn right into Acrise Place. Cross the bridge and turn left on a bridleway.
Go left at the road, then right on Pound Lane. Shortly afterwards, go right on Duck Street, uphill. At the top, go right on a bridleway. Keep left across the field to a road and cross it to join the bridleway opposite.
Continue to the Old Rectory’s drive. Bear right to the corner of a road and go left on this, downhill, past some houses. At the bottom of the hill follow the road right and then keep ahead on the bridleway where the road bears left.
Cross the A260 on to Fox Holt Road. Continue straight ahead, then go right past the last houses, following the line of trees. Turn right at the track crossing, into Reinden Wood. Continue straight ahead until you reach A260. Go left on this for 100m, then turn right on Pay Street.
Turn left after 0.5km on a track opposite a road. Follow this to another road. Go right on the road and keep right until you reach the Cat & Custard Pot Inn. Turn right just past (or into) the pub. After 100m, turn left off the road, on to a bridleway. Head through a field, following the blue signposts.
Turn left between the hedge and fence (with a gate ahead). Continue straight ahead to the farm (gate) on the other side of the field. Turn left on the road, then go right on a byway as a road joins from the left, under the electricity lines. Head back into Lyminge. Go right, then left (Mayfield Road), back to the start.
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Update: July 27, 2015
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