GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

East Peckham River Walk

5 miles (8 km)

The Kent based village of East Peckham is located on two rivers in a lovely countryside spot a few miles east of Tonbridge.
This circular walk from the village visits the River Medway and the River Bourne both of which run through the area. Start the walk on the eastern side of the town where you can pick up a footpath heading south to the river, passing Branbridges. Here you pick up the Medway Valley Walk and follow the waymarked trail west along the towpath. You will pass Oak Weir Lock before coming to Ford Green Bridge. Here you cross the river and head north along a section of the Wealdway and the Greensand Way. It will take you through Barnes Street to Pierce Mill where there are views of the River Bourne. You can then follow Pierce Mill Lane and Hatches Lane east to return to East Peckham.

East Peckham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

East Peckham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The Man of Kent is located in a fine spot next to the river. On a sunny day you can sit outside in the garden area and enjoy a meal with lovely views over the water. The pub has some history too, being set in a Grade II listed traditional Coaching Inn dating back to 1588. Indoors there's quirky low ceilings and a cosy wood burner for the colder months. You can find them at 226 Tonbridge Road, Little Mill with a postcode of TN12 5LA for your sat navs.

The river and country paths make for a nice dog walk and the Man of Kent mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Head north east along the river and you can try the Yalding River Walk or the Wateringbury River Walk. Both of these routes use a section of the Medway Valley Walk to create a circular walk around the area. Near Wateringbury you can also visit the lovely Teston BridgeCountry Park where you'll find a medieval 14th centurybridge, a rushing weir, river trails and lots of river loving wildlife.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Boat moored on the River Medway near East Peckham - geograph.org.uk - 1159060

Boat moored on the River Medway near East Peckham

Tonbridge Road and footbridge over River Bourne - geograph.org.uk - 1344593

Tonbridge Road and footbridge over River Bourne. This road leads from East Peckham to Barnes Street and Golden Green. Bridge close to Man of Kent Public House.

Pierce Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1212213

Pierce Mill

Gabion boxes on the River Medway - geograph.org.uk - 1159165

Gabion boxes on the River Medway. Bank repairs to protect the footpath from erosion.

Tudeley Brook near East Peckham - geograph.org.uk - 70547

Tudeley Brook near East Peckham. A view looking south westwards and upstream across the flood plain of the River Medway from the footbridge at the confluence of Tudeley Brook with the Medway.

The Barn and Poplar Farm Oasts, Barnes Street, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 351454

The Barn and Poplar Farm Oasts, Barnes Street. A typical Kentish scene with a large timber-framed house (possibly it was originally a barn) and the tips of oast houses visible in the background. Barnes Street is a very pleasant village on the minor road from Tonbridge to East Peckham.

The Wealdway, south from Barnes Street, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 351484

The Wealdway, south from Barnes Street. This section of the Wealdway is very pleasant. It runs alongside a small stream, a tributary of the River Medway, which is reached at Ford Green Bridge. The path then turns due west and follows the river into Tonbridge.

Greensand Way beside River Bourne - geograph.org.uk - 1212215

Greensand Way beside River Bourne. Greensand Way beside River Bourne The long distance path follows a small section of this river from Pierce Mill Lane (near Pierce Mill) to a footbridge leading to Barnes Street.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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