Gillingham to Riverside Country Park

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 until you reach Riverside Country Park where there are usually toilet and cafe facilities.

Return back along the Saxon Shore way cross the horse track into Eastcourt Meadow taking a track on the left leave Eastcourt Meadow and cross Lower Rainham Road. Take a left and right and go up Eastcourt Lane. Turn right at Grange Road the left at Lower Featherby Road. The path forks off to the right just before you reach the railway. Go under the railway bridge and follow the path up the slope to Bredgar Road and take a sharp left and another left turn and cross the bridge over Yokosuka Way. Walk diagonally across the sports field to the rear gate of Woodlands Cemetery.

Walk through Woodland Cemetery leaving at the main gate into Woodlands road. Turn right and the left into Sunnymead Avenue. At the end of the Avenue turn left and the right past Gillingham Football Club, follow the road round and then turn left into Linden Road. At the T junction turn left and then right into Balmoral Road. Follow Balmoral Road back into Gillingham.

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