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Explore the North Downs Way on two wheels, or four legs! Take on 169 miles in one go or enjoy the trail over several days. The route has been broken down in to shorter sections and you can find out more here.
The linear Riders' Route across the Kent Downs and Surrey Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty winds through lush countryside, rolling hills and leafy lanes, offering magnificent views and numerous historic sites to enjoy on the way 365 days of the year.
Quiet and almost entirely traffic free, our Riders’ Route is easy to follow, family friendly and – above all – absolutely beautiful. It can be broken up into easy to manage sections thanks to our new itineraries, so you have the choice of testing your skills as a bike or horse rider on challenging hills or just enjoying the scenery on a pretty family day out.
You’ll find accessible trails along ancient routes that pass eight castles, three cathedrals, three archbishops’ palaces, award-winning vineyards and breweries, sculpture trails, chocolate-box villages, and plenty of cosy country pubs and cafes.