As some of you may have already seen, along some of the main cycle routes in Kent there are small RED stickers with ourwalks.com on them. This is an affiliation that we have set-up with a cycle association based throughout Kent. Basically, they have the same goal as us, get people out more and use the countryside routes, so that we do not lose footpaths, cycle routes, byways etc. As you may know already, if cycle routes, footpaths, byways are not used, and get overgrown, they are declared by the council as being obsolete, and once gone, gone for good.
Below are the Numbered Routes already marked out by the team, and these wil continue to grow in time.
Route Number 5 Starts in Mongeham, and heads out to Northbourne. From Northbourne to Betteshanger Church going past the entrance of Northbourne school. On reaching the Eastry bypass, cross over to the otherside, and join the national cycle route 15. Follow this cycle route to Waldershare, and cross over the Eastry Bypass heading east and then north to end up facing Ashley and Studdal. Half way through Studdal take the second left turn to head back toward Northbourne. On reaching Northbourne go straight through, out the otherside, and back uphill to Mongeham.
Route Number 1 Starts in Mongeham, and heads out to Ripple via Solley's Farm turn off and Ripple Church. Follow the road through to the Plough at Ripple pub and then turn left, and head towards Dover Deal road (A258). You'll pass the mill on your right. Follow the A258 into Walmer and take the right turn just after the Londis, this will take you through to Walmer castle. Cross over the road and head on to the beach, where you'll join up with National Cycle route 1, follow this NC route all the way through to Sandwich, passing through the Links Golf course at Sandwich. Go through Sandwich and out the other side bypassing the Red Cow public house, and head out toward Marshborough. Go through Marshborough and up a slight incline until you reach a crossroads and go straight across. You should now be a a peak of a small hillock. Go down the otherside and stay on this road unil you get to a junction which has a secondhand car sales on the left. Just before the car sales place, take the road on the left which takes you through to Flemings, and then Barnsole, and you'll see the signs pointing to the Black Pig public house, stop there for lunch. After lunch, head out directly opposite pub, aiming for Hammill. Then to Denne Court, then to Selson and then head for Eastry. On reaching Eastry bear right on to the Eastry Bypass. On reaching the Eastry bypass, turn right heading toward Whitfield, and join the national cycle route 15. Follow this cycle route to Waldershare, and cross over the Eastry Bypass heading east and then north to end up facing Ashley and Studdal. Half way through Studdal take the second left turn to head back toward Northbourne. On reaching Northbourne go straight through, out the otherside, and back uphill to Mongeham.