National Route 17 of the National Cycle Network will run south from Rochester in Kent, via Maidstone and Ashford, to join with National Route 2 on the South coast between Folkestone and Lydd.

Heading west, it will follow the approximate line of the North Downs Way National Trail, entering Surrey.  The route is currently open and signed between Rochester and Ashford, with the remainder due for development. In Ashford, the route meets National Route 18 heading to the town centre, the route then heads out of Ashford via Sevington.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

Route 17 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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