Sittingbourne is a large town with many retails outlets and places of interest. The station is in the town centre. It is the only town in the UK twinned with Ypres in Belgium, which is famous for battles in the First World War and the Menin Gate Memorial and war graves. In the war, Sittingbourne was used by German aircraft as a reference point on the way towards London. In modern times, there has been a lot of development around the town, which has a Heritage Museum and the Sittingbourne and Kemsley light railway. The town has a market on a Friday outside the Forum Shopping Centre.
Milton Regis Court Hall, a museum of local history housed in a 15th Century courthouse, is just a 15 minute walk from the station.
Walks around Sittingbourne
If you are looking for an historic walk in Sittingbourne, why not follow the Cat Trail, a free, family friendly, self-guided walk along ‘Watling Street’, an important Roman road, which runs through the historic heart of Sittingbourne.
If you are feeling more energetic and adventurous why not explore the Saxon Shore Way. It's a five mile walk to Swale station with fantastic views of Milton Creek and the Swale channel.
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.