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