Swale station is situated at the end of the Kingsferry Bridge, on the mainland side of the Swale, the piece of water separating the Isle of Sheppey from the rest of Kent. The area is mainly industrial but is the nearest station to Iwade, just over a mile away.
It is directly beneath the A249 Sheppey crossing. Shell Beach is accessible on the Sheppey side of the bridge and is a lovely place to explore.
Elmley Nature reserve is also close by which is a haven for wildlife.
We would like to thank "Rainham Rail Enthusiast" for allowing us to link his video of the station.
Walking and Cycle Routes from Swale Halt
Why not explore the Saxon Shore Way to see fantastic views of the River Swale. There is a 5 mile route starting from Swale Halt and finishing at Sittingbourne Station. Click here to see a video of the route.
Alternatively if you would prefer a longer route, you can always embark on a 10 mile journey from Swale Halt to Newington Station.
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.
To find out more about things to do around Swale Halt or take a look back at it's history then read Swale Halt Present and Past.