Led Walk - Wateringbury to Yalding on the Hills and Hoppers Rail Trail, Tuesday 10th September 2024.

Come and enjoy a 4.5 mile ramble from Wateringbury, climbing gently to the hoppers huts at Shingle Barn Farm then descending to Yalding.


We will walk through meadows and woodland, enjoying views of the Medway Valley and passing through the historic village of Yalding. There will be stories about the development of the railway, hop-picking holidays and local heritage.


We will finish at Tea Pot Island, Yalding, about 0.5 mile from Yalding station. Shops, cafes and pubs in the village offer options for anybody wishing to purchase their own refreshments before making their onward journey back to Wateringbury or home by train.

The route is not considered to be accessible as it features narrow kissing gates. There are unsurfaced paths to tread and hills to climb. Please ensure your footwear is suitable for uneven trail surfaces and muddy stretches of path.


The walk is considered suitable for children over 12 years old, all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Well-behaved dogs on a lead are also welcome.


Places are limited and booking is essential via Visit Maidstone.