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A & Js excellent adventure, day five

Day five of our tour. NCN21 all the way from Horam to Three Bridges.

Very, very hilly route from the end of the Cuckoo Trail (Heathfield) to the Forest Way (Groombridge). 670m of up and down (750 acc to Strava).

"Cuckoo Trail", "Forest Way" and "Worth Way" waymarked ex-railway trails are very easy going.

Most road bits are quiet but Five Ashes Lane coming in to Rotherfield is a bit dicey.

Signage between Marklye Lane and Newick Lane is poor. Some v dodgy surfaces at Eridge (A26 bridlepath) and Newick/Marklye woods.

A & Js excellent adventure: day four

Day four of touring. Fairlight to Horam.

Firehills Country Park has some stiles / kissing gates. Someone doesn't like bikes here, but if you can lump a heavy touring bike over a few 4'6" high gates/fences they'll leave you alone. Some of the terrain here is walking-only anyway but the scenery is gorgeous. Much much nicer than the busy/fast Fairlight Road, even if most of the drivers (i.e. those not in BMWs) are OK.

From Normans Bay take the coast road to Pevensey. It's much nicer and safer than the signposted NCN2 route here.

Short detour in to Eastbourne Town Centre. Not a very cycle friendly town, cycling is banned on most of the Front so you have to go on the (very busy but fairly slow moving) main road. If "God's Waiting Room" in Bexhill can manage it, why not Eastbourne? Sort it out, people.

A & Js excellent adventure: day two

Day two of our tour. Rochester to Canterbury via Faversham and Whitstable.

A & Js excellent adventure: day three

Day three of cycle tour. Canterbury to Fairlight.

Canterbury to Ashford bit is lovely. Ashford itself is OK.

NOTE: Should use Duck Lane and bridleway after Shadoxhurst, the road route is really bad here.

NOTE: Intended route was Rye Harbour but missed a turn.

Edit to bump above day two

A & Js excellent adventure: day one

Day one of our touring route

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