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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 walking@medway.gov.uk.

For more information on healthy lifestyles and walking visit A Better Medway

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 Walks.

For an application form or to find out more, phone our active travel co-ordinator on 01634 333720 or email walking@medway.gov.uk.

Rochester walks

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.

Walking booklets:

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 Park.

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 Spring 2016 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 Valley Links.

For more details on bus times visit our bus services page, and for rail times, Southeastern.

Walking in Kent

Walking in Kent - Hundreds of FREE walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking clubs in the county.