Matfield and Hadlow

The route is just under 60 miles, heading West into Kent. The first half has a few gentle climbs, heading out through Groombridge, via Frant to Matfield. Other than a short stretch of the A275, the route takes in quiet roads through lots of woodland.  From Matfield, the roads get flatter and faster, past orchards and oast houses to remind you that you are deep into Kent. There are a couple of possible cafe stops in Hadlow, at Weathered & Worn or the agricultural college, before heading back through Shipbourne and Hildenborough.