Maidstone East Station
About Maidstone East
Maidstone is the county town of Kent. The River Medway runs through the centre of the town, linking it with Rochester and the Thames Estuary. Historically, the river was a source and route for much of the town’s trade as the centre of the agricultural county of Kent, known as the Garden of England. There is evidence of a settlement in the area dating back to before the Stone Age. Maidstone is one of the premier shopping areas in Kent and has many large shops as well as some small boutique shops. The Library and History Centre is the central library for Kent. There are parks and open spaces within walking distance of the town and a riverside walking and cycling route.
Maidstone East Station is the main station for fans wishing to visit Maidstone United Football Club.
We would like to thank "Rainham Rail Enthusiast" for allowing us to link his video of the station.
Walks around Maidstone
There are plenty of places you can walk to in Maidstone. Mote Park often holds organised events and festivals. You may also chose to walk along the picturesque Tow Path.
There are two planned circular routes that start at our sister stations. West to East which will take you to the village of East Farleigh and Reptiles and Rebellion which takes you through teh town centre to Vinters Valley Nature Reserve.
Maidstone West- West to East
Maidstone Barracks- Reptiles & Rebellion
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.