Riverside Country Park
Explore the Medway Estuary in 250 acres of country park in Gillingham, Kent.
The estuary is a haven for wildlife with ducks and waders thriving on the invertebrate-rich mudflats, while the reedbeds are an important breeding area for birds such as the sedge and reed warbler. The park includes waymarked walks, cycle and bridle routes, play areas, and picnic areas while there is also a visitor centre with natural history displays and information panels. At the eastern end of the site you can head up to Horrid Hill.
A signed, traffic free National Cycle Network path runs through the park. If you are on your bike you can pick up the trail and head west into Rochester with its fine castle. Heading east will take you through Sittingbourne to the Kent coast at Whitstable. See the London to Whitstable Cycle Route for full details.
If you are on foot then the Saxon Shore Way also runs through the park. Follow this long distance trail east and you can explore the Swale Estuary.
PostcodeME7 2XH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Riverside Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Riverside Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Riverside Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Riverside Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's an on site cafe selling a good range of meals and snacks.
The park trails are a great place for some dog walking. It's a popular place so expect to meet other owners on your visit.