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.
Maidstone town centre boasts fantastic shopping, with an eclectic mix of unique stores and high street favourites. Throughout the region there are plenty of opportunities to sample the fabulous food and drink crafted from local produce. Maidstone proudly hosts a vast selection and variety of great events each year. There is so much to see and do and you can explore further with a PlusBus ticket when you arrive by train to Visit Maidstone.
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.
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.