River Park Trail - River Medway Nature Trail

Type:Nature Trail

Maidstone River Park, Tow Path, Maidstone, Kent,, ME15 6XG
Child enjoying the wax rubbings on the plaque

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The River Park Nature Trail is free for anyone to use and find out a bit more about the wildlife and habitats which exist along the river. There are 20 posts to find and each has a small plaque with a QR code for more information.  On top of the post is a zinc plaque for children to create a wax crayon rubbing. Please bring your own crayons and paper. Each post is in a location has been specially chosen in a place where you are likely to see the depicted wildlife or signs of that wildlife. 

The River Park Trail will be open from 26th March 2022.

Click here for the downlaodable PDF that you can take with you.

Creating this trail has been possible because of the Governments, Welcome Back Fund in conjunction with the European Regional Devleopment Fund.  Thanks must also go to Maidstone River Park and the Medway Valley Countryside Partnership for their untiring efforts to achieve this project for everyone to enjoy.

What3words ap will help you locate any posts you are having trouble finding.

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Location

Subject

What3words Location

1

Allington Lock

Little Egret

unafraid.daunted.blast

2

Allington Lock

Elvers

tubes.roosters.brightens

3

Whatman Park

Nettles&Butterflies

vest.steps.recall

4

Whatman Park

Moorhen

case.souk.foal

5

Whatman Park

Fox

rewarding.noted.native

6

Whatman Park

Grey Heron

snacks.flap.ranges

7

High Level Bridge

Wildflowers

oddly.love.rear

8

Boat Cafe

Cormorant

appear.assets.deeply

9

Archbishops Palace

Mute Swan

bond.begins.plans 

10

Lockmeadow

Common Seal

tell.giant.punks

11

Lockmeadow

Russian Comfrey&

Bumblebee

beside.drop.neat

12

Lockmeadow

Water vole

firm.laptop.nests

13

Fant Nature Reserve

Smooth Newt

teach.movie.rental

14

Fant Nature Reserve

Slow Worm

code.amused.emerge

15

Fant Nature Reserve

Whitethroat

rents.among.focal

16

East Farleigh

Grey Wagtails

panel.glad.moved

17

Teston Country Park

Kingfishers

chugging.report.imposes

18

Teston Country Park

Banded/Beautiful

Demoiselles

array.emporium.occur

19

Teston Country Park

Pond Skaters

overt.limped.fondest

20

Teston Country Park

Otters

liability.forces.crackled

 

 

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Opening Times

Openings 2022 (26 Mar 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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