This is one of our more demanding cycle routes, with a steady hill climb to conquer. You’ll arrive in tranquil Egerton on the Greensand Ridge at the halfway point. From this pretty hill top village, you’ll be treated to far-reaching views towards the Weald with Kent’s orchards falling away into the valley.
Reward yourself with a welcome stop at The Barrow House, Egerton’s village pub, which serves both classic pub food and more healthy options from a fresh, modern menu. If you’d like to take advantage of the chance to refuel, we have arranged for you to enjoy a two-course lunch with a refreshing drink for £X (not included in the price of cycle hire).
During your stop, if you’d like to wander around the village and explore the 15th-century ragstone church with its six bell beacon tower, or discover the round barrow (scheduled Ancient Monument and Bronze Age burial ground), The Barrow House will be happy to look after your bikes.
The return journey will take you through the Kentish villages of Pluckley (renowned for being the most haunted village in Kent) and Smarden, which boasts some beautiful village cottages and another interesting church. You can also drop in at the oldest wartime grass airfield in Kent on your way back to Bloomsburys.
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We will supply an easy to follow map to help you navigate.
We can also provide a bike phone holder if you prefer a more modern way of navigating.
If you prefer to hire a guide, there is a one-off fee of £180. You will need to book in advance so that we can check the availability of one of our guides.