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KENT RIDE – TO UPNOR CASTLE – SATURDAY 21 7 2021. 09.00 TILBURY FERRY…

From Jon Lane

 

Dear All.

Seven of us set off on the Tilbury ferry then out and up Gravesend High Street. Traffic very light due to convenient road closures and the holiday season. Picked up the parkland that was the ancient Watling Street (A2) The weather ideal, warm and not too windy. A winding route towards Sole Street, passing wheat fields with many shades of poppy and more. On through Dickens’s Cobham village, then a coffee stop at Shorne Woods Country Park. Our usual jolly and relaxing chat following the restrictions… A steady roll along Shorne Ridgeway and down the steep gradient to Upper Higham. Passing the spired church there and along Hermitage Road with the terrific views over the Thames and beyond. Along quirky back lanes ending with the steady uphill slog next to the army training grounds. Downhill to the Kings Arms and as always a superior lunch in the garden, along with a couple of wet’s… Homewards via Bunters Hill Road and on to the Gravesend Prom’ café to sample the multi flavoured ice creams. The ferry and home. A memorable sunny day thanks to great company – Francis and Bert, Sharon, Phil (the snapper) Andy, sorry you didn’t get your stem ginger, and not forgetting Bob… he’s faster and fitter than he’ll admit.

Cheers! To everyone 🙂 

Jon Lane.

Chris Garside

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One Response to "KENT RIDE – TO UPNOR CASTLE – SATURDAY 21 7 2021. 09.00 TILBURY FERRY…"

  1. Robert Drake Robert Drake says:

    Thanks Chris for publishing Johns notes, it really was a great day out.