Strood is where the Medway Valley line meets the North Kent line and High Speed 1 and is just across the River Medway from Rochester. Strood lies on the edge of marshy land alongside the River Medway. The chalk hills of the North Downs have been breached at this point, forming a river cliff rising to 100 ft directly behind. Stroll across Rochester Bridge and visit the historic High Street with it’s many restaurants and unique shops, Rochester Castle and the Cathedral. Alternatively, take a stroll to Upnor Castle.
Tourist information for the Medway area can be found here
Walks Around Strood
The Knights and Kingfishers Walk is 4.7 miles long and begins at Strood train station. Walk along the River Medway past historic landmarks and into the beautiful countryside. Click on the link or image to download the map.
Knights and Kingfishers
Alternatively, you may wish to explore the Strood Community Trail. On route you will be able to learn all about the history along the River Medway using this guide.
Strood Community Trail
Cycle Rides Near Strood
Strood station is a short distance from National Cycle Route 1, so is ideal for starting a cycle ride around Medway. The town has many retail outlets, both in the town and in a nearby retail park.
From Strood Station you can cross over the Rochester Bridge and head for Rochester Cathedral. Here you can embark on a mammoth 47 mile cycle route following the historic Pilgrims Way.