GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wateringbury River Walk

6 miles (9.8 km)

This little Kent based village is situated in a pleasant spot next to the River Medway, a few miles south west of Maidstone.
This circular walk from Wateringbury takes you along the River Medway and the Yalding Canal also visiting the neighbouring villages of Nettlestead, Yalding and West Farleigh.
The walk starts just south of the village at Wateringbury train station where you can pick up the Medway Valley Walk and follow the waymarked trail south to the Medway Wharf Marina, Nettlestead and Twyford Bridge. The bridge is a very photogenic medieval structure and one of the highlights of the village.
You can cross the bridge and then follow country lanes to Yalding. The route then heads north through the countryside to West Farleigh before picking up the river path and heading west to return to the train station.

Wateringbury OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wateringbury Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Wateringbury Pubs/Cafes

The Wateringbury pub in the village has a good menu and a nice gardena area to sit out in. You can find them on Tonbridge Rd at postcode ME18 5NS. They are also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head to the lovely Teston BridgeCountry Park to continue your walking around the village. There's a 14th centurybridge, a rushing weir, river trails and lots of wildlife to see here.
Just to the south west you can try the East Peckham River Walk. The village is in a nice location on both the Medway and the River Bourne.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks page.


Bow Bridge Wateringbury - - 1267090

Bow Bridge Wateringbury


Twyford Bridge on the River Medway near Yalding - one of the highlights on the walk. 'Twyford' meanstwin ford, where there was originally a double crossing of the two rivers). The bridge is one of the finestmedievalbridges in the south-east of England. It is just downstream of the automatic sluice where the river drops from +11.2m to +7.41m above mean sea level. The navigation bears left through Hampstead Road Canal and Hampstead Lock; the main stream drops over the weir and sluice and is joined by the River Teise (Lesser Teise) and both pass under Twyford Bridge. The river then flows in a loop towards Yalding, where it is joined by the River Beult which has been joined by the River Teise (the other bit!) and has passed under Town Bridge. Twyford Bridge is not navigable and about 10 miles from Allington.

Swans and boats on the River Medway east of Bow bridge, Wateringbury - - 1267081

Swans and boats on the River Medway east of Bow bridge, Wateringbury.

River Medway by Nettlestead Place - - 331692

River Medway by Nettlestead Place. The grounds of Nettlestead Place start at the trees on the left bank.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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