Things to do

Cycle Routes Around Rye

This mainly flat traffic-free route starts from the railway station at Rye, which connects to stations along the south coast, and to Ashford International.

Rye is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in England and well worth exploring, with the Rye Castle Museum and the National Trust’s Lamb House.

The route crosses the River Rother and continues on a dedicated cycle route past small lakes (a good place to watch herons) and a golf course.

On the outskirts of Camber, the route takes you along a minor road through the town and onto the sea wall. Camber is a small seaside town with a castle and a long, child-friendly sandy beach.

Visiting by bike is a good plan as the car parks tend to fill up early on sunny weekends.

The route continues along the sea wall, then sets off inland along a cycle route set back from the road all the way up to Lydd.

The route passes reclaimed quarries that are now bird sanctuaries, excellent for overwintering wetland birds.

For details of this route and how it fits in with the National Cycle route see

Some venues such as Saltcote Place (site sponsor) can provide secure storage for cycles.