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Walking and Cycling Routes in Maidstone

Are you looking for a great walk?  Hill top walking with great views? May be waterside walking along the river?  Alternatively a walk through the blossom in spring, the Bluebell woods or kick your way through the crunchy autumn leaves, all are seasonably available in the Maidstone area.

The most famous route is the North Downs Way which cuts through the villages of Hollingbourne and Lenham, just north of Maidstone. Most of the 156 mile journey, which starts in Surrey and ends in Dover, is along the highest points of the North Downs ridge. It is not necessary to walk the whole trip but a map can be purchased from the Visitor Information Centre to ensure you can find connecting footpaths in this beautiful area, so you can enjoy a circular walk on marked bridleways and footpaths.

A Landranger map can open up the whole area to a keen walker taking in pretty countryside, villages, farms, towns, shops, pubs and beautiful landscapes. For easier walking along marked trails Riverside Walks such as the Millennium River Park in Maidstone, where you just keep the river on your right or left takes the worry out of getting lost. Indeed you can walk al the way from Maidstone to Yalding and back. Bluebell Hill and Teston Country Park both offer a variety of walks.

Walking maps you can download and enjoy

The River Medway is an idyllic place to take a leisurely walk.

Maidstone Millennium River Park stretches 10km along the River Medway from Teston Country Park, through Maidstone Town Centre, to Allington Lock and the Kent Life Heritage Farm Park.

Download Maidstone Millennium River Park Walk

The 3 km Teston River Walk has great views of the River Medway.

Download Teston River Walk

The Yalding- Nettlestead Walk meanders 6 miles in a circular route from Teapot Island in Yalding to the village of Nettlestead.

Download Yalding-Nettlestead Walk

West Farleigh River Walk has a steep hill leading to some excellent views of the River Medway Valley. It can be linked to the Teston to Wateringbury walk.

Download West Farleigh Walk

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