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Starting in Greenwich, this route follows a mostly traffic-free Thames Cycle Route on the south bank of the Thames, passing the impressive Thames barrier. It continues to Dartford and follows the north Kent coast with stunning views of the Thames Estuary. Joining the traffic-free Crab and Winkle Way into the historic city of Canterbury, it travels to the east coast through port of Sandwich and ending in Dover. This route is approximately 113 miles long and signed in both directions as National Route 1.
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  • Dover - London

    Garden of England - London to Dover

    Further information on National Route 1 - The route starts in Greenwich and takes you on a traffic free path along the Thames, past the Thames Barrier and onto Dartford. The route continues onto Gillingham, Sittingbourne and Faversham. From here you head towards Whitstable where you join the largely traffic-free Crab and Winkle Way. This section of the route does feature some hills, with a 61m (200ft) climb into Canterbury. However, there are fine views over Whitstable from the highest point of the ride. Leaving Canterbury you travel through Fordwich, Britain's smallest town and then the route follows the coast to Sandwich and Deal before arriving in Dover. Local attractions include; Dover Castle, Samphire Hoe nature reserve and the famous Canterbury Cathedral.

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