B2068

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B2068
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Canterbury (TR159569)
To:  Stanford (TR136374)
Distance:  12.9 miles (20.8 km)
Meets:  A2050, M20, A20
Highway Authorities

Kent

Traditional Counties

Kent

Route outline (key)
B2068 Canterbury - Stanford
B2068 Stanford - Lympne

Route

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).

B2068 south of Canterbury

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.

At the bottom, the current route diverges from the original Stone Street and lightly bends round to the left to meet the M20 at junction 11.

History

In 1922 the B2068 only existed for the mile or so between the A20 south of Westenhanger and the then-B2067 in Lympne. The road was extended north of Westenhanger to Canterbury in the early 1920s.

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.

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