Colchester to Folkestone Channel Tunnel
Queen Elizabeth 2nd Bridge. RP 7
Leaving the Dutch Quarter of Colchester behind, this route is soon back on country roads and passing through small villages. You will have noticed that the style of houses have changed to those flint built ones in Norfolk and Suffolk, they are now wooden with painted weatherboarding and look similar to the houses you will see later when travelling through Kent. You will notice another change too, as you get closer to London the traffic gets busier and busier and will reach its crescendo when you cross the River Thames at route point 7, the Dartford Crossing using The Queen Elizabeth 2nd Bridge. The crossing is made sweeter for motorcycles as they cross the bridge free of charge. Take this second exit after the bridge, labeled (1b) A225 Dartford.

[You can ignore this exit and carry on and follow the signs for the Channel Tunnel M25 and M 20. This will take 1 hour after crossing the bridge or 2 hrs by using the remainder of this route.]

You are now in Kent, known as the 'Garden of England' because of the produce that is grown on its rich, free draining, chalky soil. Plumbs, cherrys, apples, pears and strawberries, but hops grow particularly well and you will see round oast houses that are used to dry the hops before they are added to the brewing mix to make beer.
This route ends on the approach road for the Channel Tunnel.
Northgate street in the dutch Quarter of Colchester.
Small Kentish farm showing Oast house. RP 15
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