GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

National Cycle Route 18

63 miles (101 km)

This signed Sustrans cycle route runs through Kent from Canterbury to Tunbridge Wells for a distance of about 63 miles.
The route takes you through the High Weald AONB, passing a number of picture postcard villages with some stunning countryside views.
At the western end the route links with National Cycle Route 21 around Groombridge. The route runs to Greenwich, Croydon,Redhill,Crawley,East Grinstead,Heathfieldand Hailsham before finishing on the coast at Eastbourne.

National Cycle Route 18 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

National Cycle Route 18 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The route passes close to Bewl Water where you can enjoy a splendid waterside cycle trail.


Cycle Route 18 - - 2503334

Ashford, traffic free path

National Cycle Route 18 - - 3031512


View from Stepneyford Lane - - 389300

View from Stepneyford Lane near Benenden

Road junction on Lidwells Lane - - 1511085

Road junction on Lidwells Lane. The lane leads from the A262 Station Road to North Road. An access road leads left towards Crowbourne Farm and Hammonds Farm. National Cycle Route 18 follows the lane. Beside the wooden telegraph pole is a small marker for the Goudhurst and Kilndown Millennium Walk.

Corner on Cycle Route 18 - - 339924

Corner on Cycle Route 18 at High Halden. The house is Kirkbank.

Shuttlesfield - - 441284

Shuttlesfield. Shuttlesfield is the name of the few dwellings at the lane T-junction on cycle route 18. The drive ahead to Acrise Court continues as a bridleway.

Canterbury, Buttermarket - - 3231159

Canterbury, Buttermarket

Tunbridge Wells Common - - 2721494

Tunbridge Wells Common. The route skirts the western edge of the common continuing west to Friezland Wood, High Rocks and Groombridge.

GPS Files

GPX File

National Cycle Route 18.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)