"On his walks and bicycle rides in early spring arose Noel's long love-affair with Romney Marsh, a silvery green flatland laced with lazy canals, huge skies, clouds ever-changing, and spectacular sunsets often as red as a blood-orange".
Cole Lesley (1966), biographer of Noel Coward, who lived for many years at Goldenhurst, near Aldington, on the edge of Romney Marsh.
Cycling is a healthy and environmentally-friendly way to discover the countryside, and there is a wealth of cycle routes to explore in Dover and Shepway.
Two national cycles routes start from Dover, and an arts trail is being developed along the national cycle route between Dover and Folkestone. Romney Marsh is ideal cycling country, with the flat countryside and a wealth of history to discover along quiet country lanes.
A series of five circular cycle routes have been signposted around Romney Marsh.
The Miner's Way Cycle route has been developed as part of the Miner's Way project within the Coalfield Parishes in Dover district. In the future, the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership hopes to develop further circular cycling routes within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around Folkestone and Dover.
There is also a network of regional cycle routes throughout East Kent. Cycle route 17 leads from Dover to Folkestone and then along the Elham Valley to Canterbury. Cycle route 16 leads from Dover to Canterbury. The routes are signposted with blue signs and are shown on the 1:25,000 Explorer and 1;50,000 Landranger maps produced by the Ordnance Survey.