Rye to Circular

Rye – Mermaid Inn Circular. Covering Cliff End, Pett and Winchelsea. Enjoying sea views
along the way. – 16 miles

Sugested start point is the Mermaid Inn – Rye.

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As you look at the road from the car par of the Mermaid Inn cycle to the right along Mermaid Street towards The Deals. When yo reach the small crossroads go straight over and along The Deals.
At the end of The Deals turn right onto A259 (S Undercliff) which in turn will take you onto Winchelsea Road. Winchelsea Road will go around a bend in the road and as the road begins to straighten turn left onto Harbour Road.
Cycle to the end of Harbour Road (approx 1 mile) As you near the end of the road there is a sharp bend to the left in the road at this point turn right towards the caravan park and then immediately left alongside the estuary. Follow the road until you reach the sea front and bear right along the sea front with a lake on your left carry straight on until you come to another caravan park on your right and you meet Pett Level Road. Carry on along Pett Level Road along the sea front.
As Pett Level starts to turn away from the sea front you will come to an area called Cliff End. At Cliff End You will see Pett Road on your right by a bend. Turn right up Pett Road which will take up Chick Hill, after about three quarters of a mile you will come to Pannel Road on your right (after Elms Lane). Turn right onto Pannel Lane.
After a short distance Pannel Lane will take into Pett Lane and Wickham Rock Liane and Monk’s Walk, carry straight on along this road. This will take into Winchelsea.
As you travel along Monk’s Walk you will pass a The New Inn pub on your left, after the New Inn turn left up High St., and then right along Roberts Hill. At the end bear left along Ferry Hill and after afew yards the road will bend sharply to your right (like a hairpin bend) Do not go all the way around this bend instead turn left onto Station Road and follow this road for approx half a mile until you reach Winchelsea Rialway Station at the station turn right along Winchelsea Lane.
At the end of Winchelsea Lane (after approx 300 yards) turn right onto Dumb Womans Lane and follow this lane to the end. At the end of the lane turn right onto Udimore Road B2089.
Follow Udimore Road until you return to Rye. As you enter Rye you will reach the end of Udimore Road. Turn left along the A268 and following the one way system for a short while turn right along Cinque Ports St., and turn left along Wish Ward which will take you back to Mermaid Street on your left where you will reach the Mermaid Inn and maybe enjoy some well earned refreshments.



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