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Medway health walks
A local scheme that supports walking groups in the area. If
you are interested in motivating others to enjoy the local
environment and discover new places to walk in your neighbourhood
view a list of walks on the
Walking for Health website.
You may also phone our active travel co-ordinator on
01634 333720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on healthy lifestyles and walking visit
Volunteer walk leader training
A free one-day course for anyone willing and
able to lead walks in Medway. It is a day of practical advice and
includes practice in leading a walk and information on keeping
people motivated. This training provides people with the skills to
join other volunteers, in leading one of the Medway Health
For an application form or to find out more, phone our active
travel co-ordinator on 01634 333720 or
The City of Rochester Society holds
open walks around the city centre from the Visitor
Information Centre at 2.15pm every
Saturday, Sunday and
Wednesday. They last for approximately one
and a half hours.
Public rights of way
Medway has nearly 186 miles (300km) of Public Rights of Way,
the network is marked on the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger and
Explorer maps for the area, available at most bookshops.
The circular walk publications are available from
Medway Visitor Information Centre.
Walking the Saxon Shore Way is available from the Medway Visitor
Information Centre, Capstone Farm Country Park, Riverside Country
If you prefer to plan your own route, the Ordnance Survey
Pathfinder 1:25000 maps are the best for walkers. Maps
TQ.66/76 and TQ.86/96 cover most of
Medway and are available from bookshops.
Visit the information centres in the country parks for information about
escorted walks and events.
The Ramblers also run walks throughout the year and their latest
Programme (pdf 481KB) details planned walks.
Medway valley rail trails
Action with Communities
in Rural Kent in conjunction with Valley of Visions has
produced a series of leaflets giving details of walks from all the
stations on the Medway Valley Line which runs from Strood through
Cuxton and Halling on to Maidstone West and beyond.
The leaflets of interest in Medway are:
There is also a new initiative promoting combined bus and rail
travel in the Medway Valley using the 151 bus service operated by
Nu-Venture and Southeastern trains under the umbrella of Medway
For more details on bus times visit our bus services page, and for rail times,
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