Geo-Trips :: Crossing Kent

Sandhurst

A drive from Hornsey, Sun, 28 Aug 2022 by David Howard

A pre-Worboys sign turned up on Flickr in Sandhurst, which I thought was quite an easy trip, except it turned out there was another one in Kent. Luckily the new (relatively) A2 can now whisk you from the Blackwall Tunnel to the Kent coast fairly quickly, and the A229 went directly from Rochester to Hawkhurst, covered new ground, and then a couple of miles east to Sandhurst. It was nice and warm and sunny and had a chance to add plenty more shots in Rochester which is actually quite a nice area.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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TQ7928 : Megrims Hill, Sandhurst by David Howard
Megrims Hill, Sandhurst
By Sandhurst Farm Shop. I had no idea there was another Sandhurst besides coming... more

TQ7928 : Access Road to Bayford House, Sandhurst by David Howard
Access Road to Bayford House, Sandhurst
This leads to a stately home a short distance down.

TQ7729 : Rye Road, Four Throws by David Howard
Rye Road, Four Throws
Foxhole Lane (formerly Beacons Lane opposite) is odd as the next road east is also... more

TQ7729 : Conifers on Rye Road, Four Throws by David Howard
Conifers on Rye Road, Four Throws

TQ7746 : Lorries at Staplehurst Transits, Bogden by David Howard
Lorries at Staplehurst Transits, Bogden
Temperature controlled transport.

TQ7630 : Cranbrook Road, Hawkhurst by David Howard
Cranbrook Road, Hawkhurst

TQ7630 : House on Cranbrook Road, Hawkhurst by David Howard
House on Cranbrook Road, Hawkhurst

TQ7630 : Blocked Road in Hawkhurst by David Howard
Blocked Road in Hawkhurst
Northgrove Road at the junction of Cranbrook Road. Being right next to a major T... more

TQ7730 : Tongswood Drive, Four Throws by David Howard
Tongswood Drive, Four Throws
An impressive entrance to what appears to be a short private road.

TQ7928 : Young trees by Megrims Hill, Sandhurst by David Howard
Young trees by Megrims Hill, Sandhurst

TQ7467 : The A2 (New Road) at the junction of City Way by David Howard
The A2 (New Road) at the junction of City Way

TQ7468 : Star Hill, Rochester by David Howard
Star Hill, Rochester

TQ7269 : Strood Sports Centre on Watling Street by David Howard
Strood Sports Centre on Watling Street
I began my journey on part of the A5 Watling Street in Hendon, which I have... more

TQ7369 : Petrol station entrance on Watling Street, Rochester by David Howard
Petrol station entrance on Watling Street, Rochester

TQ7468 : Rochester Car Wash on Corporation Street by David Howard
Rochester Car Wash on Corporation Street

TQ7464 : Roundabout on Maidstone Road, Chatham by David Howard
Roundabout on Maidstone Road, Chatham

TQ7463 : Asda on Maidstone Road, Walderslade by David Howard
Asda on Maidstone Road, Walderslade

TQ7928 : Megrims Hill, Sandhurst by David Howard
Megrims Hill, Sandhurst

TQ7928 : Sandhurst Farm Shop by David Howard
Sandhurst Farm Shop

TQ7928 : Megrims Hill at the junction of Sponden Lane by David Howard
Megrims Hill at the junction of Sponden Lane

TQ7829 : House on Rye Road, Field Green by David Howard
House on Rye Road, Field Green

TQ7829 : Rye Road, Field Green by David Howard
Rye Road, Field Green

TQ7729 : Rye Road, Four Throws by David Howard
Rye Road, Four Throws

TQ7730 : Rye Road, Four Throws by David Howard
Rye Road, Four Throws

TQ7630 : Highgate Service Station on Rye Road, Hawkhurst by David Howard
Highgate Service Station on Rye Road, Hawkhurst

TQ7630 : Rye Road, Hawkhurst by David Howard
Rye Road, Hawkhurst

TQ7530 : Cottage on High Street, Hawkhurst by David Howard
Cottage on High Street, Hawkhurst

TQ7530 : Theobalds, Hawkhurst by David Howard
Theobalds, Hawkhurst
At the junction of the High Street

TQ7533 : Hawkhurst Road at the junction of Water Lane by David Howard
Hawkhurst Road at the junction of Water Lane

TQ7534 : House on Hawkhurst Road, Hartley by David Howard
House on Hawkhurst Road, Hartley

TQ7534 : Hawkhurst Road, Hartley by David Howard
Hawkhurst Road, Hartley

TQ7636 : Houses on Angley Road, Cranbrook by David Howard
Houses on Angley Road, Cranbrook

TQ7636 : Angley Road, Cranbrook by David Howard
Angley Road, Cranbrook

TQ7737 : Angley Road, Wilsley Green by David Howard
Angley Road, Wilsley Green
At the junction of Waterloo Road

TQ7647 : The entrance to Monk Lakes, Hurst Green by David Howard
The entrance to Monk Lakes, Hurst Green

TQ7647 : Staplehurst Road, Hurst Green by David Howard
Staplehurst Road, Hurst Green

TQ7653 : Semi-detached houses on Sutton Road, Maidstone by David Howard
Semi-detached houses on Sutton Road, Maidstone

TQ7653 : Houses on Sutton Road, Maidstone by David Howard
Houses on Sutton Road, Maidstone

TQ7531 : Hawkhurst House, Gill's Green by David Howard
Hawkhurst House, Gill's Green
It seems to be a retirement block.

TQ7531 : Cranbrook Road, Gill's Green by David Howard
Cranbrook Road, Gill's Green

TQ7531 : Car park on Cranbrook Road, Gill's Green by David Howard
Car park on Cranbrook Road, Gill's Green

TQ7653 : The Swan on Loose Road, Maidstone by David Howard
The Swan on Loose Road, Maidstone

TQ7369 : McDonald's on Commercial Road, Strood by David Howard
McDonald's on Commercial Road, Strood
The arrow is for a one way street not a roundabout.

TQ7368 : Cuxton Road, Strood by David Howard
Cuxton Road, Strood

TQ7268 : Ballard Business Park on Cuxton Road, Strood by David Howard
Ballard Business Park on Cuxton Road, Strood

TQ7268 : Ballard Business Park on Cuxton Road, Strood by David Howard
Ballard Business Park on Cuxton Road, Strood

TQ7268 : Cuxton Road, Strood by David Howard
Cuxton Road, Strood

TQ7268 : Houses by Cuxton Road, Strood by David Howard
Houses by Cuxton Road, Strood

TQ3386 : Austin 7 on Manor Road, Stoke Newington by David Howard
Austin 7 on Manor Road, Stoke Newington
My parents had a grey open top one in the late 50s.

TQ3387 : Grodzinski's bakery on Clapton Common by David Howard
Grodzinski's bakery on Clapton Common
This is one of the oldest and best established groups of Jewish bakeries in North... more

TQ3189 : Shops on Wightman Road, Harringay by David Howard
Shops on Wightman Road, Harringay

TQ3189 : Harringay Food Centre on Wightman Road, Harringay by David Howard
Harringay Food Centre on Wightman Road, Harringay

TQ7466 : City Way, Rochester by David Howard
City Way, Rochester

TQ7654 : Houses on Loose Road, Maidstone by David Howard
Houses on Loose Road, Maidstone

TQ7837 : Roundabout on the A229, Wilsley Pound by David Howard
Roundabout on the A229, Wilsley Pound

TQ7736 : Angley Road, Cranbrook by David Howard
Angley Road, Cranbrook

TQ7736 : The entrance to High Weald Academy, Cranbrook by David Howard
The entrance to High Weald Academy, Cranbrook

TQ7635 : Pampas grass by Hartley Road by David Howard
Pampas grass by Hartley Road
This has grown wider and taller since Google took it in April 2021.

TQ7635 : Hartley Road, Hartley by David Howard
Hartley Road, Hartley

TQ7837 : Petrol station on the A229, Wilsley Pound by David Howard
Petrol station on the A229, Wilsley Pound
This was Shell last year.

TQ7837 : Ashwal MOT Centre on the A229, Wilsley Pound by David Howard
Ashwal MOT Centre on the A229, Wilsley Pound

TQ7840 : Cranbrook Road, Knoxbridge by David Howard
Cranbrook Road, Knoxbridge

TQ7843 : House access off High Street Staplehurst by David Howard
House access off High Street Staplehurst

TQ7843 : High Street Staplehurst by David Howard
High Street Staplehurst

TQ7843 : House on High Street Staplehurst by David Howard
House on High Street Staplehurst
The old garage on the right is being demolished for housing.

TQ7746 : Millbrook Garden Centre on Staplehurst Road by David Howard
Millbrook Garden Centre on Staplehurst Road

TQ7550 : Linton Hill, Loose by David Howard
Linton Hill, Loose
This is the southern beginning of the Maidstone urban area.

TQ7652 : Loose Road, Loose by David Howard
Loose Road, Loose
The cotoneaster berries are in full bloom.

TQ7652 : Loose Road, Loose by David Howard
Loose Road, Loose

TQ7653 : Houses on Loose Road, Maidstone by David Howard
Houses on Loose Road, Maidstone
The Swan pub is on the left with Chummy's seafood stall.

TQ7846 : Maidstone Road, Cross-at-Hand by David Howard
Maidstone Road, Cross-at-Hand

TQ7842 : Leaving Staplehurst on Cranbrook Road by David Howard
Leaving Staplehurst on Cranbrook Road

TQ7842 : The entrance to Kent and Medway General Hospital, Staplehurst by David Howard
The entrance to Kent and Medway General Hospital, Staplehurst

TQ7532 : High Banks Nurseries, Gill's Green by David Howard
High Banks Nurseries, Gill's Green

TQ7532 : Hawkhurst Road, Gill's Green by David Howard
Hawkhurst Road, Gill's Green
High Banks Nurseries is on the right.

TQ7531 : Cranbrook Road, Hawkhurst by David Howard
Cranbrook Road, Hawkhurst

TQ7531 : Hawkhurst House car park, Gill's Green by David Howard
Hawkhurst House car park, Gill's Green
Maybe the residents don't drive?

TQ7531 : Stop sign on Heartenoak Road, Gill's Green by David Howard
Stop sign on Heartenoak Road, Gill's Green
These are normally white on red which was why I took this white one.

TQ7736 : House on Angley Road, Wilsley Green by David Howard
House on Angley Road, Wilsley Green

TQ7837 : Angley Road at the junction of Waterloo Road by David Howard
Angley Road at the junction of Waterloo Road
Oddly the minor road takes priority over the A road here.

TQ7654 : Houses on Loose Road, Maidstone by David Howard
Houses on Loose Road, Maidstone

TQ7468 : Corporation Street, Rochester by David Howard
Corporation Street, Rochester
Looking towards the start of Rochester rail bridge.

TQ7647 : Staplehurst Road, Hurst Green by David Howard
Staplehurst Road, Hurst Green

TQ7843 : High Street Staplehurst by David Howard
High Street Staplehurst

TQ7843 : High Street Staplehurst by David Howard
High Street Staplehurst

TQ7465 : Bungalows on City Way, Rochester by David Howard
Bungalows on City Way, Rochester

TQ7465 : City Way, Rochester by David Howard
City Way, Rochester

TQ7466 : City Way, Rochester by David Howard
City Way, Rochester

TQ7466 : Houses on City Way, Rochester by David Howard
Houses on City Way, Rochester

TQ3978 : Gooch House on Telcon Way, Greenwich by David Howard
Gooch House on Telcon Way, Greenwich
These blocks and many more along the tunnel approach around Bow are a few years old.

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