Ringlestone to Wouldham

A 7.5-mile walk from Ringlestone to Wouldham. This walk is on the OS Explorer map number 148 Maidstone & the Medway Towns.

Take the 101 bus from Chatham and get off the bus at the Ringlestone footbridge. Follow Sandling road in the direction of Maidstone and turn right into Dickens Road.

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At the bottomĀ  of Dickens Road take the footpath down to the River Medway

In the winter Allington Castle can be seen across the River.

This view can be seen all year round but it is clearer when the trees are clear of foliage.

The sluice at Allington locks just past Malta Inn

Looking back to the weir.

The new footpath on the north side of the river.

The view towards Bluebell Hill

Looking towards Aylesford.

Aylesford old bridge and the Church

An ornamental bridge in Aylesford.

Body shaped tombstones in Aylesford Churchyard. Could be the parents and two children. Similar to the ones in Cooling Churchyard which inspired the introduction to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

The entrance to the Friars or Aylesford Priory.

The track out of Aylesford.

View towards the North Downs

The start of the footpath is overgrown.

Path across a field

Burham Church in the distance.

Through the partially built Peters Village looking towards the new bridge

Just after Peters Village is the village of Wouldham where you can pick up the 155 bus back to Chatham.