Full details of the route the Olympic torch will take as it makes its way across Kent next summer have been revealed – and the county benefits from the most town stops than anywhere else in the UK.
Tunbridge Wells will be the first Kent town to witness the flame first hand when it calls in as part of its route through neighbouring Sussex on July 17.
But it will be 24-hours later that the flame enters the county from Sussex for a three-day stay, coming up from Hastings on July 18, travelling up through Rye to Hamstreet, Ashford, Hythe, Sandgate, Folkestone and Dover.
At Dover it will stay over night before travelling up to Deal, Sholden, Great Stonar, Cliffsend, St Lawrence, Ramsgate, St Peters, Cliftonville, Margate – where it will call in at the Turner Contemporary – Westgate-on-Sea, Birchington and Upstreet.
It will then move towards Canterbury, taking in Sturry, Canterbury, Thanington, Faversham, Challock, Harrietsham and Maidstone.
There it will stay overnight before making the final part of its journey through the county on July 20.
Taking in Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Higham, Gravesend, Borough Green, Seal, Sevenoaks, Riverhead and then moving into Surrey at Godstone.
Organisers say the Olympic Flame will come within 10 miles of 95 per cent of people in the UK.
via Kent News