This walk can be found on the Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 148 and is 6.4 miles long.
A Medway walk from Gillingham town centre to Riverside Country Park.
From Gillingham town centre walk down Sappers Walk and cross Jeffery Street into Gardner Street. Turn right into Saunders Street then Left into Saunders Street. Turn left into Victoria Street, at the T junction turn right into Burnt Oak Terrace.
Follow the signpost for the Saxon Shore Way on the right past Hillyfields. Cross Ingram Road at the pedestrian crossing then turn left and right into Gillingham Green. Go past the Church. At Grange Road turn left and cross the cemetery to the far right corner. Joining Court Lodge Road pass the Ship pub and turn right onto Gadds Hill.
Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and continue down Waterside Lane and an alley to the river Medway. Turn right and continue down the Saxon Shore way.
A 2.5 mile walk from Strood Library with fantastic views from Church Green Frindsbury.
This walk can be found on Ordnance Survey Explorer maps 148 and 163
Turn left at the front of the library. Cross the High Street and go up the steps to St Nicholas Church. Keeping the Church on the right walk through the chuchyard and turn right into Gun Lane.
Turn left into Brompton lane and proceed up the hill.
Turn right into pathway that runs parallel Clarendon Drive
At the end of Clarendon Drive turn right on to Cliffe Road, crossing over this road at the first island crossing. After a short distance turn left and walk up the RR3 public footpath. At the end turn right and continue down this road (Mill Road) passing Prospect Cottage and the Millstream Care Home (previously a convent). Approaching the end of Mill Road, English Martyrs Roman Catholic Church is seen on the left just before the junction with the busy Frindsbury Road.
Turn left to walk up Frindsbury Road. Continue forward on the left hand path passing the front of English Martyrs Church and primary school. Note the Georgian architecture of the house on the other side of Frindsbury Road. Cross Bill Street Road and continue forward to reach a pelican crossing. Cross here, continue up the hill and take the first road to the right into Church Green.
Walk along Church Green, continue under the avenue of lime trees to reach Frindsbury parish church, All Saints. Fantastic views and a very large cemetery which is still in use. Follow the footpath RR50 through the church grounds and leave by the path to the right. This path ends at a T-junction with another pathway.
Turn right and walk down Donkey Hill (part of the Saxon Shore Way) enjoying the views. At the end Commissioners Road is reached. Cross over at the road restriction barrier and walk down Wingrove Drive (easily visible from restriction barrier). At the end continue forward on the footpath passing over where the old disused canal lock gates used to be. This path leads to Canal Road. Continue along Canal Road, and follow the path next to the river passing under the railway bridge where Canal Road joins Strood High Street just before Rochester Bridge.
Turn right into the High Street and return to the library
The walk starts from Rochester Hub which can be accessed by buses leaving from stands A5 and A6 from Chatham Waterfront bus station and is 2.6 miles long.
You can find this route on Ordnance Survey Explorer maps 149 and 163.
Turn left out of the library and right into the High Street. Turn left into Crow Lane and then right into the Vines (green space). Turn right into the Cathedral Precinct. Follow the road round past the Cathedral, cross Boley Hill and go up Castle Hill and through the gates into the castle.
Leave the castle by the steps into the Esplanade, Crossing the road, enter the Esplanade Gardens. Continue next to the embankment wall to the road. Cross the road and turn left towards the roundabout at Churchfields. Take a zigzag path up the hill, or use the steps, turning right into Backfields. Turn left then right into St Margaret’s Street. Continue past Fort Clarence on your left and the Queen Mother Court on your right.
Take a track on the left sign-posted “Bowling Club”. Pass beside a white barrier and take the footpath on the left beside a fence. Turn left at t-junction of paths, (Watt’s Meadow) and right onto the footpath RRX14 and continue into Ethelbert Road.
Turn left into Maidstone Road, passing the Watts almshouses on your left. At cross roads, continue straight on into Crow Lane and return to the library.
This walk can be found on Ordnance Survey Explorer map 148.
This walk can be started either in Chatham or Gillingham and is 2.3 miles long. Buses 116, 101, 182 and 326 cover both Chatham and Gillingham. Buses 140, 190 and 191 can be found at Chatham. For other buses try traveline.
Go onto the Great Lines opposite Medway Park and take the main path up the hill.
As you reach the top of the hill you can enjoy the view over Luton, Chatham and Rochester.
At the bottom of the hill walk across the car park and enter Fort Amherst at the Barrier Road. If you are starting from Chatham join the walk here.
Take a few minutes to read the info boards.
Continue to Khartoum Road and turn right, walk past the main entrance into Fort Amherst and take the next right past the back of the cafe. Continue up the hill past Lord Nelson.
There is a little walk through the woods for the children.
Nearly at the top of the hill.
At the top of the hill you can do a little detour through a tunnel to see the Amphitheater in the Spur Battery.
There is also a viewing point.
Back on the main path cross the bridge over the barrier ditch. Go through the gate from Fort Amherst into the Great Lines and turn left at the Naval War Memorial. Continue on the path past Brompton school and turn left. You can walk across the grass to the park entrance.
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