Strood Library to Frindsbury

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

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