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West Kent Walking Group

We are the West Kent Walking Group. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

Please join us for this most festive adventure taking in Historic Rochester during the festive Christmas Market period.

Starting from the Corn Exchange in the heart of Rochester we'll set off past the glorious Castle and Cathedral and head out along the River Medway, look out for Pip and Magwich on the river banks.  

Our walk takes us out to Wouldham, where we tackle the infamous cardiac hill.  We then pick up the North Downs Way, passing through Nashenden Farm,  with the final 2 mile leg being along pavements and roads.  

Once back in Rochester you are free to explore the many festive activities taking place in this quaint town, including carol singing in the Cathedral at 1530.

This walk is dog friendly, there are no stiles,  expect mud and uneven surfaces along the Riverside path, so poles and appropriate footwear is highly recommended.

Sunday, 3 December 2023
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Parking is free along part of the Esplanade, be careful not to park where it's permit only, and there are a few long term car parks available, the main one is the multi storey car park at Rochester Rail Station which allows stays beyond 5 hours, the others only allow parking upto 5 hours

Suggested Parking:

All day Parking: Rochester Riverside multi storey car park, Cory's Rd, Rochester ME1 1PZ.

Cashless parking: Pay by card or app (MOBON or RingGo Pay Later).

Please check details at www.medway.gov.uk/directory_record/150/rochester_riverside_mscp

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • Dog friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 74333 68631
Nearest postcode:
ME1 1LS
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Start time:
10:00 am

Outside Corn Exchange and public toilets

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking