GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

North Downs Way

153 miles (246 km)

This beautiful trail starts in Farnham, Surrey and heads east through the stunning North Downs to the historic city of Canterbury in Kent.
The path runs for 153 miles taking you through some stunning scenery, including the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
In addition to the wonderful rolling countryside you will pass through a variety of interesting towns including Godalming, Guildford, Dorking, Merstham, Otford, Chilham, Rochester and Dover, where the views of the white cliffs from the trail are stunning.

North Downs Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

North Downs Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


North Downs Way near Hollingbourne 1

North Downs Way near Hollingbourne 1

North Downs Way - - 1424957

North Downs Way near Wrotham

View across the Marinas from Western Heights, Dover - - 2756

View across the Marinas from the Western Heights in Dover. Dover Castle and the Eastern Docks are visible in the background. The area includes a series of interesting old forts and batteries.

Medway Valley from Blue Bell Hill - - 1351257

Medway Valley from Blue Bell Hill


Route Highlights

Farnham Castle

The lovely Georgian town of Farnham, with its 12th century castle, is the start point for the trail. Here you will also find the lovely medieval deer park of Farnham Park

St Martha's Hill

The top of the hill provides good views of Newland's Corner and other parts of the Surrey Hills AONB and is a popular wedding venue. The site contains several Megalithic and Neolithic artifacts, dating from as far back as 3500 BCE.St Martha's Church sits on the top of the hill

Newland's Corner

This area of natural beauty offers splendid views of the Surrey Hills and has an information centre with maps and guides.

Box Hill Country Park

Well know beauty spot that is named after the box trees on its steep southern and western flanks. It is now owned by the National Trust who have an information centre in the park.

Otford Palace

The Archbishop's Palace is in Otford, a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent. The principal surviving remains are the North-West Tower, the lower gallery, now converted to cottages, and a part of the Great Gatehouse


With its impressive cathedral and 12th century castle this historic town in Kent is just off the trail.

Blue Bell Hill

Overlooking the River Medway and with fabulous views of the North Downs, Blue Bell Hill is an excellent place to stop for lunch.

Wye Downs

Wye Downs is a stretch of chalk downland and woodland near the village of Wye in Kent. The site is a National Nature Reserve with over 21 species of rare orchids recorded.


The coastline at Dover is stunning with the famous white cliffs and 12th century castle real highlights.


The historic city of Canterbury with its majestic cathedral marks the end of the trail.

GPS Files

GPX File

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