Cuxton lies on the western slopes of the Medway Valley around two miles from Rochester. Archaeological evidence suggests was occupied around 200,000 years ago. The North Downs Way, between Dover, Canterbury and Winchester runs to the north of the village and is extensively used by walkers.
Less than a mile from the station is Ranscombe Farm, a nature reserve and an ideal place for picnics and getting involved with conservation projects. The area falls in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The station is around 2 miles from the Medway Valley Leisure Park, where there is a cinema and bowling, together with various restaurants. There is also a pub, The White Hart within 5 minutes walk from the station.
We would like to thank “Rainham Rail Enthusiast” for allowing us to link his video of the station.
Why not venture on a five mile stunning walk starting from Cuxton Station. On route you will pass by Ranscombe Farm and Darnley Mausoleum.
Cuxton to Sole Street
This walk is just under 6 miles long and takes you through the rolling countryside of Ranscombe Nature Reserve into Cobham before finishing at Sole Street Station.
Lost Landscapes – Heritage Trail
Why not take the time to explore some of the rarest wild flowers in Britain or a tomb concealed within the woodland as you walk along the North Downs. This circular walk starts at Cuxton Station and is just over 3.5 miles long. There is an additional ‘Darnley Diversion’ you can take which extends your walk to 6 miles. For more information download the map.
Alternatively you may wish to follow the Cuxton Community Trail. This is a four mile circular walk and also takes you into part of Ranscombe Farm Reserve.
Cuxton Community Trail
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.
However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.
Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.
Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.
For more information about things to do around Cuxton, why not take a look at the Explore Kent website.