Wateringbury River Walk
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 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wateringbury Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wateringbury OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wateringbury Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
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 Bridge Country Park to continue your walking around the village. There's a 14th century bridge, 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.