GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Milton Creek Country Park

3 miles (4.5 km)

A short circular cycle or walk around Milton Creek Country Park in Sittingbourne in Kent. The park is set in 128 acres and contains Milton Creek, fishing lakes and a network of well laid out paths. The heritage Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway also runs though the Park. The nearby Kemsley railway station makes for a good access point for the route.

Postcode

ME10 2DE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Milton Creek Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Milton Creek Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The park is popular with dog walkers so you will probably meet other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Sittingbourne Walk starts from the town's train station and visits the park before heading along the Saxon Shore Way and the Swale Heritage Trail to the Little Murston Nature Reserve on the River Swale.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks page.

Photos

Milton Creek Country Park Play Area

Milton Creek Country Park Play Area

Drain and flood bund - geograph.org.uk - 710816

Drain and flood bund Looking east south east towards Kemsley Marshes and Milton Creek. The houses on the right are the edge of the Church Milton development. The footpath runs along the top of the flood bund into the newly created Church Marshes Country Park (now known as Milton Creek Country Park).

Footbridge over Marsh Stream - geograph.org.uk - 1088873

Footbridge over Marsh Stream Footpath from Beauvoir Drive (unseen, otherside of embankment) leads to Playing field (just to right of photo) at end of Eadred Way. Stream and embankment footpath leads to Grovehurst Road, they are part of the Country Park, which is open land on the Swale.

Fishing pond in Church Marshes Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 710821

Fishing pond. This pond existed long before the Country Park had been created. It was possibly originally a clay pit for the local brickworks. The pond has now been tidied up, with new paths and fishing access platforms. A permit is required to fish here.

New trees in Milton Creek Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 2867892

New trees planted in the park. Wildlife here includes redshank,black-tailed godwit,tealandgrey plover.

Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway to Sittingbourne - geograph.org.uk - 2867526

Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway. The narrow gaugeheritage railwayoperates fromSittingbourneto the banks ofThe Swale. The line was built in 1905 for the transportation of the raw materials required for the manufacture of paper. It continues to use the old steam engines and rolling stock as a local attraction.

Milton Creek, near Sittingbourne - geograph.org.uk - 3603079

Milton Creek. The site was once called Church Marshes Country Park. Church Marshes is at the base of Kemsley Down on the banks of Milton Creek where it flows intothe Swale, a tidal channel of theThames estuary.

Saxon Shore Way to Kemsley - geograph.org.uk - 2867225

Saxon Shore Way to Kemsley

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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