Medway Valley Walk – Yalding to Tonbridge

An 8 mile stretch of the Medway Valley Walk from Yalding to Tonbridge. Take the 101 Arriva bus from the Medway towns to Maidstone the either the 23 or 26 Nu-venture bus to Yalding.

An alternate start from Nettlestead Green could be made taking a number 6 Arriva bus from Maidstone. To return take the number 6 Arriva bus to Maidstone the 101 back to the Medway towns.

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Get of the bus in the centre of Yalding near the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul.
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Cross the bridge over the river Beult a tributary of the Medway.
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Arriving at the river Medway where the Greensand way crosses the Medway valley walk.
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A swing bridge
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This is a popular bathing and fishing place in the summer
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Disused lock
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A popular place for canoeing
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The railway line between Maidsone and Paddock wood crosses here
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The A228 bridge near East Peckham
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East Peckham Bridge
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One of the many locks on this stretch of the river.
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Footbridge
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looking up-river
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A view across the river
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Go past another footbridge
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I’m sure the path should follow closer to the river here, but there is an alternative footpath.
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Oak weir lock
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The locks have a weir for canoes and fish
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Another lock
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looking back downstream
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A pillbox from the second world war. The river Medway was line of defence
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The road from Golden green to Tudeley
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yet another lock
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industrial bridge from the gravel pit
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arriving in Tonbridge
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Part of Tonbridge Castle
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Medway bridge Tonbridge
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