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Gillingham

Kent


Slow Ways linking Gillingham and Chatham, Hucking, Queenborough, Sittingbourne

England / Kent / Gillingham

Gillingham’s four Slow Ways are 56% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 3/4
verified: 2/4
and surveyed: 0/4

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Walk to Gillingham from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Chatham—Gillingham
Chagil one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 54m Descent 32m
Gillingham—Hucking
Gilhuc one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 350m Descent 220m
Gillingham—Queenborough
Gilque one

Double check Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 166m Descent 196m
Gillingham—Queenborough
Gilque two Review me Distance 25km/15mi Ascent 187m Descent 218m
Gillingham—Sittingbourne
Gilsit one

Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 188m Descent 208m
Gillingham—Sittingbourne
Gilsit two Survey me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 244m Descent 265m

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Collective progress

58% of Gillingham’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

5/6

reviewed

1/6

surveyed

2/6

verified

9 people have contributed to Gillingham’s Slow Ways

6 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Gillingham

89km out of 105km have been walked and reviewed

192km of reviews have been shared in Gillingham

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There was only one problem with a field of peas that I couldn't traverse as it was too overgrown, even though it is a public footpath....

Derick Rethans

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I hardly saw anyone during this part of the route, except for a dog walker on the diagonal path mentioned by the other reviewer - no dog poo though until at the very end going through back streets in Gillingham. After leaving the cost path, through streets and a park in Gillingham to the station....

Sarah

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It's about 20-30 min walking along a busy road. Lower Rainham Road - the part north of residential Rainham - it's busy, with high hedges, no verge and no pavement....

Daisy C

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Break points at Borden (pub), Newington (shop, pub, station, buses), Rainham (pub, bit of a walk to buses, station, small high street), Riverside Country Park (TQ808683 - cafe, toilets), Strand leisure area (cafe, toilets)....

Daisy C

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Gillingham—Sittingbourne

Daisy C added Gilsit two, a new walk from Gillingham to Sittingbourne

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But happily when I got to Kingsferry Bridge I saw the new fingerpost for the England Coastal Path, so I tested that and went back to Queenborough....

Daisy C

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Gillingham—Queenborough

Daisy C added Gilque two, a new walk from Gillingham to Queenborough

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Luckily for me they were closed for maintenance so I couldn't follow the route exactly but was forced to take a pair of less brutal paths to get up there....

Daisy C

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From Rail station, down railway st, turn left Ingram road, follow down Church street to Gads hill roundabout, A289. At Upchurch Golf course2 Follow route to unmade road and down to Natal farm/ golf course gate. You can turn Right and cross golf course using the o.s....

ERIC MCGRATH

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Near the end of the walk I crossed the road bridge onto Sheppey and went down onto the marsh across what seems to be a grassy field but is in fact very wet under foot. There are also steps up where the field path meets Old Ferry Road at Swale. These include Lower Rainham Road and Horsham Lane between the Orchard View estate and Upchurch....

Steve P

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Lots of tracks in Great Lines Heritage Park which don't necessarily correspond to the route but the route was very walkable all the same. Great views from the top of the park near the Naval Memorial....

bobmatt3

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This is definitely the quickest most direct route between Chatham and Gillingham stations. My only concern is that it is very secluded....

BruceWheeler

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Between Oak Lane and Breach Lane (just west of Newington), the route passes through a free-range chicken farm with many gates to keep the chickens safe....

jon-stott

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amymeganbrown surveyed Gilsit one

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Gillingham

amymeganbrown surveyed Gillingham

View facilities

The first part is along the River Medway which has some lovely views. A lovely way to spend a morning. The route is not really accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs though....

amymeganbrown

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Gillingham

danravenellison surveyed Gillingham

View facilities
Chatham—Gillingham

paulcooper added Chagil one, a new walk from Chatham to Gillingham

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Gillingham—Hucking

Slow Ways added Gilhuc one, a new walk from Gillingham to Hucking

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Gillingham—Queenborough

Slow Ways added Gilque one, a new walk from Gillingham to Queenborough

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Gillingham—Sittingbourne

Slow Ways added Gilsit one, a new walk from Gillingham to Sittingbourne

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Gillingham, Wed 17 July

23°

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Gillingham’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ7751068340

Lat / Lon

51.38634° / 0.54972°

Easting / Northing

577,510E / 168,340N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Gillingham's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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