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  2. A Walking Tour of Historic Maidstone
    Historic walk around Maidstone
  3. Wateringbury Rail Ramble
    Event Date: 15 October 2022 10:45 - 13:30 Join the Kent Community Rail Partnership on this pre-walking festival walk, a ramble from Wateringbury to Yalding.  A ramble from Wateringbury, climbing gently to the hoppers huts at Shingle Barn Farm then descending to Yalding. We will walk through meadows and woodland, enjoying views of the Medway Valley and passing through the historic village of Yalding. We finish at Yalding station. Shops, cafes and pubs in the village offer options for anybody wishing to purchase their own refreshments before making their onward journey back to Wateringbury or home by train.  This is a dog friendly walk (please keep dogs on leads).  It is recommended to arrive my public transport due to lim
  4. Event Date: 10 November 2022 10:00 - 13:00 A free Guided walk led by Kent Community Rail Partnership. Starting at Harrietsham Station, this walk includes a 45 minute tour of the historic and picturesque village before walking up to the North Downs.  The walk heads along the gentle rolling route along the Downs passing ‘Percy the Pilgrim’ towards Lenham. Along the way you may see the buzzards flying overhead, and the flora of the North Downs. There are many points of interest along the way and you may hear about the ecology of the North Downs Way, some of the farming techniques you may see, history, pilgrimages, fauna and flora of the trail. With breaks to take in the views and some refreshment, the trail will lead to the Lenh
  5. Event Date: 24 March 2023 10:00 - 13:00 A free Guided walk led by Kent Community Rail Partnership.  Starting at Hollingbourne Station, where you may be able to pick up a treat from the newly refurbished ticket office, which was closed for 30 years prior to its transformation into a community hub and café. This walk begins with a fairly steep assent onto the North Downs.  The walk heads along the gentle rolling route along the Downs above Harrietsham whilst passing ‘Percy the Pilgrim’ towards Lenham. Along the way you may see the buzzards flying overhead, and the flora of the North Downs. There are many points of interest along the way and you may hear about the ecology of the North Downs Way, some of the farming techniques yo
  6. Event Date: 8 November 2022 11:00 - 13:30 Enjoy a guided walk run by Gary from Kent Community Rail Partnership from Halling to Cuxton! A ramble from Halling, climbing the scarp face of the Downs to join the North Downs Way then heading to Cuxton.  We will walk through woodland and meadows, enjoying views of Halling’s Blue Lake, the Medway Valley and the wonderful Kent Downs AONB, the area has a rich industrial past.   We finish at Cuxton station. Shops in the village and the White Hart are options for anybody wishing to purchase their own refreshments before making their onward journey back to Halling or home by train.  **Walk Details** * Distance: 4 miles * Duration: 2 and a half hours * Walk Grade: 3 (A1)

Walks Throughout the Year

Highlights

Boys and bicycles at Teston Bridge Country Park at the landing point

Teston Bridge Country Park

Teston comprises three meadows nestling beside the River Medway. This is an ideal location to…

Footpath through Vinters Valley Nature Reserve

Vinters Valley Nature Reserve

This 90 acre park on the eastern edge of Maidstone is managed as a nature reserve for disappearing…

Sunset at a nature reserve

The Len Valley Walk

The Len Valley Walk runs between Maidstone and Lenham for 12 miles. It follows the meandering…

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