|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||12.9 miles (20.8 km)|
|Meets:||A2050, M20, A20|
|Route outline (key)|
The B2068 mostly follows the Roman Stone Street, which ran from Canterbury to the port at Lympne (which is now at the edge of Romney Marsh).
The B2068 starts at a T-junction with New Dover Road (A2050 - the pre-bypass A2) in the southeast of Canterbury. There's a quick dogleg around Old Dover Road before heading out past the hospital heading southwest. There's a bridge over the A2 (without a junction), and a lightly undulating drive though Kent countryside, before the 40mph limit gives way to NSL and a sudden left turn puts the road on the old Roman alignment.
As you might expect, this section of road is very straight, though it still has plenty of hills. There are a few stretches of 50mph along this section as it passes along the odd hamlet. Eventually, the straight route gives way to a series of twisty bends as it climbs down the South Downs.
The building of the M20 severed the B2068 between Westenhanger and Stanford and the road was rerouted to reach J11. A bridge was built across the M20 to maintain the right-of-way but this is only a footpath.