Yalding is a village 6 miles south of Maidstone and is sited on the convergence of three rivers, the Medway, Teise and Beult and is around I mile from the station. The village can be reached via a pleasant riverside walk that passes Yalding Lock, Yalding Village Cafe and Yalding Weir. At the weir can be found the Island cafe and gift shop and Teapot Island, which has over 7600 teapots on display in our exhibition that is open to the public for a small charge. They have over 4000 teapots for sale and also small mementos.
The church has an unusual spire, and the area around the church is worth visiting, with the old Town Bridge and its long and narrow stone span providing a picturesque walk over the river.
Yalding was a favourite of Edith Nesbit, author of The Railway Children, who wrote in the 1920s: “The Medway just above the Anchor (at Yalding, Kent) is a river of drama”.
We would like to thank "Rainham Rail Enthusiast" for allowing us to link his video of the station.
Walks Around Yalding
Hills and Hoppers
Why not explore a 6 mile walk between Yalding and Wateringbury. The Hills and Hoppers Walk takes you through woodland and farmland. To download the map click on the link or picture.
Medway Valley Orchards
This walk is just under 7 miles long. It starts at East Farleigh Station and finishes at Yalding Station, passing Kettle Corner on it's way.
Alternatively you may choose to embark on a circular Walk that takes you through the countryside to Nettlestead.
Yalding-Nettlestead River Walk
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.