Isle of Grain Walk
This Kent based village is located on the easternmost point of the Hoo Peninsula. There's some nice coastal trails along the sea wall to try here.
This circular walk takes you south along the coast from the village. There's fine views across the Medway Estuary to Sheerness on the opposite side. To the north you can see the popular tourist town of Southend across the Thames Estaury.
The walk starts from the public car park just north of the village at the Grain Coastal Park. The park has a nice beach, free parking and is popular with crab catchers. From the park you can pick up public footpaths heading south towards the power station. You can then pick up alternative inland paths to take you back through the village to the car park. On the way you'll pass the site of Grain Fort, built in the 1860s and used for coastal defence until the 1950s. The fort was almost completely demolished about 1960. You can also enjoy views to Grain Tower which is an offshore wild camping venue at low tide.
PostcodeME3 0BS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Isle of Grain Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Isle of Grain Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Isle of Grain OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Isle of Grain Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Hogarth Inn is a good choice for some post walk refreshments. The typical village pub does good food and has a fine selection of ales. You can find the pub on the High Street with postcode ME3 0BJ for your sat navs.
The coastal park and beach are a popular spot for dog walkers so you'll probably see other dogs running around on a fine day. The Hogarth Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area you could pick up the Hoo Peninsula Path. This long distance trail will take you along the River Thames estuary with a huge number of wading birds to look out for on the way. You can also visit the Cliffe Pools Nature Reserve on the peninsula. There's some easy trails here with lots more wildlife to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks page.