Route 174 runs along the coast in Sheerness providing picturesque seaside views of the River Medway in the north-west corner of the Isle of Sheppey.

Known locally as the Sheerness Way, this route can be completed in under an hour if you are cycling at a moderate speed, but with young children, it will take longer.

There are lots of attractions along the way so it is easy to spend a day exploring the area.   

For those wanting a longer ride, Route 174 links to Route 1 near Kemsley.

Eventually, Route 174 will link the seafront, Barton’s Point Coastal Park and will run along the length of the Queenborough Lines, a 3km former defensive earthwork and an important part of Sheerness’ heritage.

 

Things to see and do        

  • Bartons Point Coastal Park has a miniature railway, model flying field and a pitch and a putt golf course.
  • Queenborough Lines is a mid 19th fortification built to protect Sheerness Naval Dockyard from attack from inland.
  • Blue Town Heritage Centre is a short detour from the route in the historic area of BlueTown.

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 174 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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