GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Allington Lock Walk

3 miles (5.3 km)

This walk visits the delightful Allington Lock on the River Medway in Kent.
The lock is a pleasant place for a stroll with a footpath running right across it. Just below the lock, the Medway becomes tidal.
This circular walk starts at the lock and takes you along both sides of the river on the Medway Valley Walk. On the way you will enjoy some fine views of the surrounding countryside and skirt the edge of the neighbouring town of Aylesford.
The area next to the lock additionally includes the Malta Inn for refreshments and the fascintating Kent Life Museum. The fascinating open air museum includes two small hop gardens growing Fuggles and Goldings hops, Apple and plum orchards, a herb garden, a soft fruit garden and various livestock.
Also of interest is the historic Allington Castle. The Grade I listed castle dates from the 13th century and is now used as a wedding venue.

Postcode

ME16 0LU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Allington Lock OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Allington Lock Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Malta Inn is located in a fine spot next to the lock. You can sit outside and enjoy a meal with a view of the boats going by.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Malta Inn, Allington Lock, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 2596713

Malta Inn, Allington Lock, Kent

The Weir, Allington Lock - geograph.org.uk - 3590402

The Weir, Allington Lock

Lock House, Allington Lock - geograph.org.uk - 2784243

Lock House, Allington Lock

Building, Allington Lock - geograph.org.uk - 2784241

Building, Allington Lock

Museum of Kent Life - pond - geograph.org.uk - 2232227

Museum of Kent Life pond

Museum of Kent Life - relocated buildings - geograph.org.uk - 1512323

Museum of Kent Life - relocated buildings

Narrowboat moored on the Medway - geograph.org.uk - 1512451

Narrowboat moored on the Medway

Allington Castle, Kent

Allington Castle, Kent

GPS Files

GPX File

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