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Cycle Route National Route 2 - Dover - Dawlish

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Elevation profile Cycle Route National Route 2 - Dover - Dawlish

Added on 19 May 2012,

on 23 Feb 2017

Cycle route metrics

Total distance in km

537

Cumulative elevation gain in m

4.816

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,90

Cumulative elevation loss in m

4.807

GPS track data

Information about rights to the gps-track data

Rights owner

Openstreetmap and Contributors + biroto-Redaktion (biroto.eu)

Rights characteristic / license

Contains information from OpenStreetMap, which is made available here under the Open Database License(ODbL)

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opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/

GPX file taken from

www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1950688

GPX file uploaded

by biroto-Redaktion on 19 Jan 2014

Track points in total

9.558

Track points per km (avg)

18

Start/endpoint

Start location

Dover, England, GB (8 m NHN)

End location

Teignbridge District, England, GB (17 m NHN)

Sources of information

Books and maps:

  • Sustrans Kent Cycle Map: Including the Crab & Winkle Way, Viking Coastal Trail, Chalk & Channel Way, Heron Trail, Plus Five Individual Day Rides (CycleCity Guides)
  • Sustrans Central Sussex & South Surrey Cycle Map: Including the Cuckoo Trail, Avenue Verte, Forest Way, South Downs Way, Downs Link and Four Individual Day Rides (CycleCity Guides)
  • Sustrans Hampshire & Isle of Wight Cycle Map: Including the Calleva Trail, South Downs Way, Round the Island Cycle Route and Two Individual Day Rides (CycleCity Guides)
  • Sustrans Dorset Downs Cycle Map: Including The Castleman Trail Plus 5 Individual Day Rides (CycleCity Guides)
  • Sustrans South Devon Cycle Map: Including the Exe Estuary Trail, Plym Valley Trail, Plus 4 Individual Day Rides (CycleCity Guides)

Travel reports about cycle tours

12 Jun 2015

78 km

A stage of the tour »The Channel Tour« of user Ottocolor

13 Jun 2015

92 km

A stage of the tour »The Channel Tour« of user Ottocolor

14 Jun 2015

51 km

A stage of the tour »The Channel Tour« of user Ottocolor

15 Jun 2015

80 km

A stage of the tour »The Channel Tour« of user Ottocolor

Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure

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Rating for cyclists

 

0 km
1,4 km
16 m

Ferry Dover - Dunkerque
GB-CT16 1JA Dover

 

Ferry pier

With 5 ships sailing every day between Dover and Dunkirk and Calais, you now have more flexibility than ever before when taking the ferry to France with DFDS Seaways. The crossing between Dover and Dunkirk takes 2 hours.

The Check in booths are open 24 hours excluding Christmas and Boxing day. Check in closes 45 minutes prior to each sailing.

Bewtween 8 and 11 sailings per day in each direction every two hours.

Price per adult including bicycle: about 30 €.

Information about copyright

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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25 Jul 2014

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0 km
0,5 km
10 m

GB-CT16 1BZ Dover

 

Heritage building(s)

Dover, panoramio
View south from the keep of Dover Castle, looking towards the church of St Mary in Castro
View of Dover
White Cliffs of Dover

Dover is a port in East Kent, in the South East of England.

Understand

Dover has been a permanent settlement since at least the time of the Romans, who were the first to record its presence, giving it the name Dubris. It also marked the start of Watling Street, a major Roman road. The Roman lighthouse built on the present-day site of Dover Castle is one of the oldest buildings in Britain.

Today Dover is a major port town facing into the English Channel and, at just 21 miles from the French port of Calais, it is the closest port to continental Europe on mainland Britain. It is most famous for its white chalk cliffs which have been celebrated in song.

See

The Battle of Britain Memorial
  • Dover Castle, Castle Hill, CT16 1HU,  +44 1304 211067. Known as the "Key to England", the castle has 2,000 years of history contained within its walls, including a Roman lighthouse, a Saxon church and a Norman keep. Below ground a series of casements and tunnels have been dug into the chalk. From these tunnels Operation Dynamo (the Dunkirk evacuation) was planned. adults £17.00, children £10.20, concessions £15.30. Dover Castle on Wikipedia 
  • Battle of Britain Memorial - A very touching memorial dedicated to the men who fought and died in Britain's most desperate hour. Vintage airplanes are also on display.
  • Roman Painted House. Well preserved ruins of a Roman townhouse that includes a hypocaust heating system and mosaic fragments. Dubris on Wikipedia 
  • The White Cliffs of Dover Visitor Centre, Langdon Cliffs, Upper Road, Dover, CT16 1HJ. Tel.: +44 1304 202756. Open: Visitor Centre till 15. July & from 7. September till 1. November every day 10.00 to 17.00 h, 16. July till 6. September every day 10.00 to 17.30 h, 2. November till 30. December every day 11.00 to 16.00 h  (updated 2015).  White Cliffs of Dover on Wikipedia
  • South Foreland Lighthouse, The Front, St Margaret's Bay, CT15 6HP,  +44 1304 852463. South Foreland Lighthouse on Wikipedia 
  • Dover Museum and Bronze Age Boat Gallery. Includes a 3,500 year old wooden boat that was found preserved in mud. Dover Bronze Age Boat on Wikipedia
  • Grand Shaft. Triple staircase constructed in Napoleonic times to enable quick troop movements between Townwall Street and the abandoned Western Heights fortifications.

Information about copyright

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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Input taken over from:

Wikivoyage contributors, 'Dover (England)', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 25 December 2016, 19:20 UTC, <https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Dover_(England)&oldid=3108317> [accessed 16 February 2017]

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65 km
0,0 km
20 m

GB-TN31 7LY Rye

 

Old town

Rye, Ypres Tower
Rye, Land Gate
Rye, Mermaid Street
Rye, St Mary the Virgin Church

Rye is a town in East Sussex.

See

The docks by the river.

Rye also has a 12th-century church, overlooking the town.

The old town town centre is very picturesque with its extreme cobblestone roads (ensure you wear sensible shoes), its many timber-framed houses, and the occasional traditional—though now slightly touristy—tearooms where you can enjoy cream tea.

There are many places which overlook the local scenery, from Rye Castle you can see out to Dungeness. Recently wind turbines have been placed near to Rye, which has changed the nature of the landscape.

Do

  • Walk around the docks mentioned above, visit the many shops.
  • Climb the church tower to get a magnificent view over Rye and its surroundings.
  • Walk across the meadows to the ruins of Camber Castle (open on summer weekends; check with its owner, the English Heritage).
  • Visit Ypres tower and have a chat with the elderly gentleman who has been keeping it open for visitors for the last 15 years. Get locked in in one of its small, dark cells!

Information about copyright

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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Input taken over from:

Wikivoyage contributors, 'Rye (England)', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 19 October 2019, 12:39 UTC, https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Rye_(England)&oldid=3866143 [accessed 23 January 2020]

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85 km
0,1 km
20 m

GB-TN34 3EA Hastings

 

Heritage building(s)

Hastings is a seaside town in East Sussex, in the South East of England.

Understand

Hastings is most famous for the battle that took place there in 1066 between King Harold's English and William the Conqueror's Normans. The town lent its name to the battle, although the battle took place in nearby Battle (these were imaginative times....)

The town grew from its medieval origins into a Victorian seaside resort, and the majority of the towns architecture dates from this period. Today, along with St Leonards on Sea, Hastings forms a fairly large urban area on the south coast of around 100,000 inhabitants.

Nestled between the rugged beauty of the East and West Hills, the town's main attraction is the medieval Old Town, with its narrow passageways, antique shops, boutiques, cafe's and Europe's largest beach-launched fishing fleet. The town also boasts a hill-top castle, two funicular railways, the Georgian church of St Mary in the Castle, 18th-century net shops, and access to Hastings Country Park - a 660 acres (270 hectares) Nature Reserve with woodland glens, beaches and cliff-top views.

Away from the Old Town, Hastings largely retains the character of a Victorian seaside resort, with seafront squares, grand Victorian facades, elegant parks and a pier. However, the town suffered from the post-war decline in the seaside tourist industry in England and while there has been significant investment in regenerating the area, parts of the seafront have seen better days.

See

  • Hastings Castle, Castle Hill Road, West Hill, TN34 3AR, +44 844 549 9088. Hastings Castle on Wikipedia (updated Oct 2017)
  • Pier
  • The Stade (in the old town). The home of Europe's largest beach-launched fishing fleet, and the historic net huts. The Stade on Wikipedia 
  • Smugglers Adventure, St Clement’s Caves, TN34 3JJ, +44 1424 422964. 10AM-5:30PM. A set of caves (St Clements Caves) in the hills above the town. 
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (previously Underwater World), Rock-A-Nore Rd, TN34 3DW, +44 1424 718776. 10AM-5PM. An aquarium. 
  • St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, TN34 3AF, +44 1424 715880. A grade II listed former Georgian church beneath the castle in the Regency Square - Pelham Crescent. The space is now used as a gallery, theatre and performance venue. (updated Oct 2017)
  • Jerwood Gallery, Rock-A-Nore Rd, TN34 3DW, +44 1424 728377. M closed, Tu-Sa 11AM-5PM. A contemporary (but controversial) art gallery on The Stade. Jerwood Gallery on Wikipedia (updated Oct 2017)
  • Hastings from the cliffs - a view of Hastings up on the cliffs, travelled to on the cliff railways.

Information about copyright

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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Input taken over from:

Wikivoyage contributors, 'Hastings (England)', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 14 April 2019, 21:52 UTC, https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Hastings_(England)&oldid=3761736 [accessed 23 January 2020]

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107 km
3,6 km
14 m

GB-BN27 1RN Wealden

 

Castle/palace

Aerial View of Herstmonceux Castle
Herstmonceux Castle
Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux Castle is a brick-built castle, dating from the 15th century, near Herstmonceux, East Sussex, England. It is one of the oldest significant brick buildings still standing in England. The castle was renowned for being one of the first buildings to use that material in England, and was built using bricks taken from the local clay, by builders from Flanders. It dates from 1441. Construction began under the then-owner, Sir Roger Fiennes and then, from his death in 1449, by his son, Lord Dacre.

The parks and gardens of Herstmonceux Castle and Place are Grade II* listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. Other listed structures on the Herstmonceux estate include the Grade II listed walled garden to the north of the castle, and the Grade II* listed telescopes and workshops of the Herstmonceux Science Centre.

Early history

The first written evidence of the existence of the Herst settlement appears in William the Conqueror's Domesday Book which reports that one of William's closest supporters granted tenancy of the manor at Herst to a man named ‘Wilbert'. By the end of the twelfth century, the family at the manor house at Herst had considerable status. Written accounts mention a lady called Idonea de Herst, who married a Norman nobleman named Ingelram de Monceux. Around this time, the manor began to be called the "Herst of the Monceux", a name that eventually became Herstmonceux.

A descendant of the Monceux family, Roger Fiennes, was ultimately responsible for the construction of Herstmonceux Castle in the County of Sussex. Sir Roger was appointed Treasurer of the Household of Henry VI of England and needed a house fitting a man of his position, so construction of the castle on the site of the old manor house began in 1441. It was this position as treasurer which enabled him to afford the £3,800 construction of the original castle.

In 1541, Sir Thomas Fiennes, Lord Dacre, was tried for murder and robbery of the King's deer after his poaching exploits on a neighboring estate resulted in the death of a gamekeeper. He was convicted and hanged as a commoner, and the Herstmonceux estate was temporarily confiscated by Henry VIII of England, but was restored to the Fiennes family during the reign of one of Henry's children.

The profligacy of the 15th Baron Dacre, heir to the Fiennes family, forced him to sell in 1708 to George Naylor, a lawyer of Lincoln’s Inn in London. Bethaia Naylor, who became the heiress of Herstmonceux on the death of her brother's only daughter, married Francis Hare and produced a son, Francis, who inherited in turn, his mother's property. The castle eventually came into the possession of Robert Hare-Naylor, who, upon the nagging of his second wife, Henrietta Henckell, followed the architect Samuel Wyatt’s advice to reduce the Castle to a picturesque ruin by demolishing the interior. Thomas Lennard, 17th Baron Dacre, was sufficiently exercised as to commission James Lamberts Jnr of Lewes (1741-1799) to record the building in 1776. The castle was dismantled in 1777 leaving the exterior walls standing and remained a ruin until the early 20th century.

20th-century restoration

Radical restoration work was undertaken by Colonel Claude Lowther in 1913 to transform the ruined building into a residence and, based on a design by the architect, Walter Godfrey, this work was completed by Sir Paul Latham in 1933. The existing interiors largely date to this period, incorporating architectural antiques from England and France. The one major change in planning was the combination of the four internal courtyards into one large one. The restoration work, regarded as the apex of Godfrey's architectural achievement, was described by the critic Nikolaus Pevsner as executed 'exemplarily'.

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Input taken over from:

Wikipedia contributors, 'Herstmonceux Castle', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 10 December 2019, 05:54 UTC, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Herstmonceux_Castle&oldid=930096454 [accessed 23 January 2020]

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February, March, October & November 10am - 5pm.

 

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