Saxon Shore Way – Hoo Upnor and Rochester

Saxon Shore Way Hoo, Upnor and Rochester

The Saxon Shore way has two alternate routes between Hoo and Upnor.  The lower route on the shore of the river Medway is only passable at low tides.  To walk both routes this 7 mile walk starts at Upnor takes the lower route to Hoo and returns on the upper route and continues to Rochester.

The 197 Arriva bus goes from Medway Hospital via Gillingham to Upnor.  The Arriva 140 and 141 buses go from Rochester to Chatham.

Looking across the Medway to St Mary’s island
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Admiralty Boundary marker at Upnor Castle
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Wrecked Boat
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The London Stones marked the boundary of the fishing rights of the City of London. The earlier one date from 1204
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The route follows the shoreline
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Cockham Wood Fort in the distance
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Cockham Wood fort was built in 1670 soon after the 1667 Dutch raid on the Medway
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Old Lightships
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Houseboats
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Fort Hoo
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Ship’s graveyard
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The Sheppey bridge can be seen in the distance.
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Hoo St Werburgh Church
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St Mary’s island over the Medway
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Back to the London stones
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Chatham dockyard over the Medway City Estate
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the Russian Submarine
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Rochester Cathedral
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Rochester Castle
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Rochester Bridge where the Saxon Shore Way meets the Medway Valley Way
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