Day 6 - High Weald Country Tour
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June 6th, 2008 – by: pooterbug
Between Penshurst place and Tunbridge Wells, we got terribly lost and ended up on a dirt road. While not finding out exact route again, we did manage to find a lovely tea shop. So, we stopped and had fresh scones with clotted cream and a pot of tea. Extremely tasty! Being replenished, we set out towards Tunbridge Wells figuring we could find our path again once there.
After leaving Tunbridge Wells, we stopped and spent a good while at Bayham Abbey. It is definitely worth a visit and I will do a seperate posting on it with photos. It is certainly off the beaten path, but very nice to see. Also, there is an extremely friendly and knowledgeable man working there that told us a great deal of history of the site.
After visiting the Abbey, we continued on our route weaving in and out of villages and back-country roads. The scenery was breathtaking! It's just a shame that you rarely find a pull-off spot along the roads to stop and take photos! It is truly the loveliest part of England that I have ever visited.
During the tour, we stopped whenever we felt like it and if something looked really interesting. The scenery was the real show stoppers though! It is such glorious surroundings. So much so, that we were actually sort of sad that we completed the tour.
Still, we were hungry and went to an oriental restaraunt in Tonbridge. It was pretty decent and filling. Afterwards, it was back to the cottage to pack. A week certainly goes by quickly.
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