robert32asp wrote:... then route 1 to Canterbury.
Some of the off-road sections over that stretch are a little rough but not muddy, almost all have anti-motorcycle barriers.
Section through Rochester/Chatham isn't the most pleasant or scenic being either on or immediately adjacent to main roads.
As with other NCN routes there is scope to cut out some of the wiggly bits here and there, however I'd recommend route 1 as the best way into Canterbury from Faversham and in any case Whitstable is worth a visit.
Happy to suggest refreshment stops over that stretch. Independent hostel at Palace Farm, Doddington is a nice stop over although a little off your route.