Round trip from Orpington to Dungeness
Denge Sound Mirrors RP 11
A great route from a McDonald's in SE London and travelling to the coast at Dungeness. Within 30 minutes of leaving, the route is in English countryside and the chaos of city life is behind you. The route passes over the corner of Bough Beech Reservoir, popular with bird watchers. You will probably see some on the bridge. Passing between Tonbridge and Tonbridge Wells, the route carries on through more countryside and villages and at yellow route point (RP) 9 you will find the entrance to Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens. The gardens are beautifully kept and you'll see some fine examples of untouched Oast Houses. These were used for drying hops for brewing beer. Many in Kent have been made into houses, so it is nice to see these in original condition. At Appledore, the route enters the Romney Marshes, famous for the Romney breed of sheep and then comes the coast at Littlestone. A short way along the coast is RP 11, the 'Sound Mirrors'!
A forerunner of radar, acoustic mirrors were built on the south and northeast coasts of England between about 1916 and the 1930s. The ‘listening ears’ were intended to provide early warning of incoming enemy aircraft.
2 miles further along the coast is a great little pub called The Pilot at RP 12. This is an ideal place for lunch and has plenty of parking and sea views.

After lunch, the route travels through two ancient Cinque Ports, Lydd and Rye and onto Bodiam Castle RP 17. This has to be everyone's idea of the perfect castle and is well worth a visit. From here, the route takes you back to the start avoiding any major towns or roads. A very nice route.
Sissinghurst Oast Houses RP 9
Bodiam Castle RP 17
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