Wateringbury is a village around 5 miles south west of Maidstone and has a lovely marina close to the station where you can hire a canoe for the day. There is a pub across the road and shops, a tea room and the church and a hotel with a restaurant are all within 5 -10 minutes walk.
Wateringbury dates bake to Anglo-Saxon times and the Parish Church f St John The Baptist has some parts dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. The village is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has several picturesque walks. It is also close to Teston Bridge Country Park which is accessible via the Medway Valley riverside walk.
We would like to thank "Rainham Rail Enthusiast" for allowing us to link his video of the station.
Walks Around Wateringbury
There is a picturesque 6 miles walk called the The Hill and Hoppers Walk. This takes you through woodland and farmland between the villages of Yalding and Wateringbury. To download the map click on the link or picture.
If you would like to take a much shorter walk of just under 2 miles, then the Wateringbury Rail Trail is probably the one for you.
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.
For more information about things to do around Wateringbury, why not take a look at the Explore Kent website.