Maidstone West Station
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 West is adjacent to Maidstone Market and the Lockmeadow leisure complex and several do it yourself outlets and is around 10 minutes walk from the main shopping areas and other main facilities such as the Crown, County and Magistrates courts, hotels and restaurants. Bus links are found immediately outside the station.
Walks around Maidstone
There is a 4 mile circular walk from Maidstone West along the tow path by the River Medway which takes you to the village of East Farleigh. Click on the link or image to download the map.
West to East
Cycle Rides Around Maidstone
There are a number of routes that pass through Maidstone and the surrounding areas. Here is a map of some of the places to cycle around Maidstone.