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Discussion Forum - Hundreds - Recconaisance on Cinque Ports 100

Author: John Cunnane
Posted: Sat 17th Mar 2018, 21:10
Joined: 1998
Local Group: South Wales
Is anyone else planning a full or partial reccy over the Easter holiday?
My schedule is a 4-day reccy of around 25ml per day. All digs already booked.
It starts with a drive from South Wales to Hastings on Thurs 29th March.

Thurs 29th - stay at Premier Inn Hastings. Leave car there.
Fri 30th start walking to reach Tenterden B&B.
Sat 31st walk to Dymchurch B&B.
Sun 1st walk to Dover East Premier Inn.
Mon 2nd walk the "top loop" and back to Dover East Premier Inn. Stay overnight .
Tues 3rd bus/train(s) to Hastings then drive home to S Wales.

On my 100 reccies I sometimes find I meet other LDWA colleagues walking similar schedules, albeit on different days/from start points &c.
Just wonder who might also be reccying this Easter?
Author: Ian Hull
Posted: Tue 13th Mar 2018, 21:30
Joined: 2005
Local Group: South Pennine
For a recce three Stagecoach buses likely to be of use .

Hastings – Tenterden – Route 2 NOT Sundays (take your Waitrose card for a “free” coffee for a nominal purchase at Waitrose in Tenterden ! )

“The Wave” runs Hastings – Dover & meets CP100 at various points such as Rye , Lydd , New Romney , Dymchurch , Hythe & Folkestone .

Deal – Dover – Route 80/81 : This passes the finish – if you get a double decker sit upstairs on the right for a sneaky peak into the school grounds immediately after a large roundabout !

There is a useful map of the bus routes to plan a recce

If you are planning to recce over consecutive days a South East 7 Day Megarider for £24 (inc 50p cost of buying an oyster style card) is probably the cheaper & most convenient option : buy from driver , contactless card payment accepted .
Author: Iain Connell
Posted: Tue 13th Mar 2018, 16:47
Joined: 2010
Local Group: East Lancashire
A Stagecoach 11/11A/11B timetable* shows buses running Mon-Fri and Saturdays between Ashford and New Romney on routes which include Appledore and Lydd. Doesn't appear to be a summer season service.


* PDF via tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus (Google for '11 bus ashford lydd')
Author: Peter Jull
Posted: Tue 30th Jan 2018, 15:25
Joined: 2011
Local Group: Kent
Contact entries secretary Phyl Butler. Details on website home tab. They'll also be available at the start and the finish if you want a pristine one to keep.
Author: Pete George
Posted: Fri 26th Jan 2018, 22:40
Joined: 2015
Local Group: Cumbria
Hi. Quick question. Is it to late to order a souvenir map? If so, how do I go about this?

Cheers, Pete.
Author: Peter Jull
Posted: Sun 21st Jan 2018, 11:34
Joined: 2011
Local Group: Kent
The latest version of the RD now on the website reflects what will appear on the souvenir map. Following are a mix and match of public transport tips to help those who want to reconnoitre the route to put together a series of walks depending on their days available and mileage targeted.

HASTINGS to RYE 12miles
Good bus & train connection.
Might suit an arrival day walk

No2 bus. No service Sundays but hourly other days
No2 bus. Change at Ashford for No10
There is a bus from Tenterden to Rye (312) 7 each weekday, 4 on Saturdays for connections to intermediate CPs

RYE to APPLEDORE 20 miles
1 stop on the train (9 mins). NB Appledore station is 1.3 miles of B road walking from the village.
Change trains at Ashford. Folkestone station is 1 urban mile from the route.

RYE to LYDD 29 miles
No100 bus, 2 per hour, 1 on Sundays (35 mins)
Bus No100 parallels the route allowing any convenient combination. 4 per hour, 2 on Sundays

Direct trains stop at Dover-Deal-Sandwich allowing convenient combinations.

DOVER to FINISH 30miles
It is a 1.5 mile walk from DoYRMS back into Dover

A stagecoach 7 day south east megarider ticket £23.50 cover all journeys across the route area.

Any specific guidance required will be responded to here.

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