• Here's a more concrete question, should I route up on NCN 1 and 179 to go by cliffe pools etc, or keep my routing as it stands, going through Cobham and hoping for some 'fun' 'off road' bits.

  • I've done that route up to cliffe pools and it's fine - not spectacular, not rubbish. Sadly can't say how good the straight on alternative is, or the longer loop, but it wasn't a real highlight for me. Not sure how much help that is but it's something!