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The Tudor Cycle Trail: Tonbridge to Penshurst

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Tonbridge, Kent, England

The Tudor Cycle Trail: Tonbridge to Penshurst is a 6 mile point-to-point trail located near Tonbridge, Kent, England and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, road biking, and mountain biking.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 554 ft Route type Point to Point

Kid friendly

Mountain biking

Road biking

Walking

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Regional Cycle Route 12, known as the Tudor Trail, runs from Tonbridge Castle to Penshurst Place in Kent. It offers an excellent ride from the heart of Tonbridge alongside the River Medway, out into the countryside to the glorious buildings of Penshurst Place.

Explore Kent http://www.kent.gov.uk/explorekent Kent County Council http://www.kent.gov.uk TOURIST INFORMATION Tonbridge Castle: - 01732 770929 www.tonbridgecastle.org.uk Penshurst Place: - 01892 870307 www.penshurstplace.com

Start: Tonbridge Castle Finish: Penshurst Place (Regional Route 12) Mainly traffic free through parks and farmland. PARKING Tonbridge and Haysden Country Park car parks have 2m height restrictions barriers in place, which means that bicycles carried on roof racks will have to be removed before entry. Please note that route shown may not accurately follow public rights of way and signage on ground should be followed at all times. Cycle route provided by Explore Kent Explore Kent is a Kent County Council Initiative

RAILWAY Tonbridge Train Station For train times call: 08457 484950

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Georgie Waghorn
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Mountain biking

Great trail, perfect for family cycle. Very easy and enjoyable hours cycle for my 8 and 11 year old, could easily be cycled and enjoyed by much younger children. Wide paths, but rutty in places not a tarmac road but flat and shaded.

Joseph Murray
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Road biking

Fantastic ride through the countryside even if my bird wound up in a thorn bush!

Alice Kitchenham
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Mountain biking
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Have completed the cycle path into Penshurst Place twice in the last couple of weeks. Straight forward ride from Tonbridge park, through Barden Lake. A bit of road biking leads you to another off road pathway that takes you through to Leigh, and from there to Penshurst. It’s not too challenging, except the bug hill at the end as you get into Penshurst. Two minor hills before then. Anticipate doing this a lot more over the coming weeks to build up my stamina and endurance. Takes about 2 hours from Tonbridge park; probably a little less. Combination of off road and on road biking.

Angela Reynolds
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Mariusz Wieleba
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Hiking
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Kat Serge
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Mountain biking
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Joshua Pugh
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Claire Cameron
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Paul P
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