Take the 151 bus from Chatham bus station to Snodland. You can get a coffee and comfort stop at the Pavilion Café.
From the café follow a public footpath southward through the houses until you get to a large play area. At the end of the footpath there is a bridge over the A228. A small road takes you to footpath denoting the entrance to Leybourne Lakes Country Park.
There are many information boards showing the paths through the park. Take a meandering path end up at exit towards New Hythe railway Station.
Turn left out of the park and go past New Hythe station. At the roundabout at the end of the road there is a gap in a wall, go through the gap at turn right along the river Medway. Keeping close to the river continue onto Ayleford.
Cross Aylesford Bridge then turn right onto the High Street. Take a left turn onto Rochester Road then a left turn onto Pratling Street. Either take a footpath on the left or continue on the road until you reach Great Cossington.
Continue along the track past a lone walnut tree. Go through a gate turn left and walk up the A229. At the bus stop you will be able to get the 101 bus back to Chatham