BOAT: Larkeyvalley Lane

Location: Canterbury, Kent, UK
  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Location: Chartham, Kent.
  • OS Explorer Map 150, 'Canterbury & The Isle Of Thanet'.
  • Starting OS Grid Reference: TR123557 
  • Starting GPS Co-ordinates: N51 21' 10" E001 04' 20"
  • Finishing OS Grid Reference:  TQ117538
  • Finishing GPS Co-ordinates: N51 24' 50" E000 03' 20"
  • To see: Canterbury.
  • ALWAYS follow the Greenlane Code!
This lengthy BOAT isn't really worth the effort to drive. Shiny new Discoveries will find the lane far too tight to risk the paintwork by driving down as the foliage encroaches ever more onto the lane the further south you go.

Starting at its northern end, the lane begins in the car park just off of Cockering Road which serves Larkeyvalley Wood. Please note that from its junction Milton Manor Road, Cockering Road is no entry, so you'll have to approach from the east. At this point it is a prepared, gravelled surface, which serves as a driveway for the industrial land known as The Cobbs. Once this has run its course the land strikes out over fields, bordered by hedgerows, and as such this is where the vegetation begins to get a bit tight.

Almost dead straight, and heading ever uphill the further south, the lane eventually reaches and ugly modern housing estate which it parallels for a short distance. You can choose to end the lane here by turning right at the end and heading up through the housing estate, or you could (if you so desired or indeed were even able to fit!) continue for the final 100 metres or so where the greenlane bursts out of very dense foliage on to The Downs, just north of Garlinge Green Road.

If the lane were better kept it would score higher, but even so it's not a particularly interesting or sceninc lane so unless you really want to drive it, it would probably be best to skip it.



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