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Dungeness

Dungeness, United Kingdom

Hilly

This is a ride like nowhere else in the UK. We start on the most extensive example of a stabilised shingle headland in Europe at the Old Lighthouse at Dungeness where the barren landscape is dotted with quaint and odd-looking cottages and the vegetation is dry and arid giving a desert-like appearance (look out to the horizon on your right as you cycle pass the lighthouse. Yes, this is the coastline of France!). We cycle past the flooded gravel pits at Denge Marsh and on through Lydd where the landscape changes little. After passing Walland Marsh we eventually get to Rye in East Sussex, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in England. Slow down, take your foot off the gas and enjoy a tour around the half-timbered houses and cobbled lanes. Leaving Rye, we cross the River Rother and pass several beautiful oast-houses finishing our ride at the stunning and secluded St Mary’s church at Kenardington. Enjoy the ride and enjoy the dramatic skies.

40.69KM
DISTANCE
01:40:26
DURATION
298M
ELEVATION GAIN
342
TOUGHNESS