TQ7555 : River Medway and MVW

taken 7 years ago, near to Maidstone, Kent, Great Britain

River Medway and MVW
River Medway and MVW
River Medway
The River Medway is 70 miles long and flows almost entirely within Kent. It rises in Ashdown Forest and joins the Thames near Chatham. Apart from the Thames it has the largest catchment area in southern England. The river is navigable as far as Tonbridge by large craft and as far as Penshurst by small craft. There are 11 locks on the river, between Allington and Tonbridge. The river is tidal to Allington Lock. The River divides Kent in two, those born west of the river are known as Kentish Men, whilst those born east of the river are Men of Kent. The river was used as a line of defence against possible invasion during WWII.
Maidstone Millennium Park
Maidstone Millennium River Park is situated along the banks of the River Medway between Teston and Allington. The park is unique in its rural character at both ends and its urban ambience as it passes through the Town Centre.
This River Park is one of the lasting legacy projects funded in part by the National Lottery to celebrate the new millennium.
It is a walk 10km along the River Medway from Teston Country Park, which includes a picnic area, to Allington where there is the Museum of Kent Life and Cobtree Manor Park and Golf Course.
Along the route are three nationally-acclaimed pedestrian bridges, riverbank and footpath improvements, more than 1500 new trees and in Maidstone an amphitheatre.
The River Park was started in 1998 and completed in 2001.
Medway Valley Walk (MVW)
The Medway Valley Walk is a 28 mile walk in West Kent, with interesting landscape, natural history and archaeology. It passes through a varied landscape of downland, woodland, orchards, hop gardens, meadows and farmland, lakes and marshland, unspoilt villages and historic towns. The walk starts in Tonbridge and ends in Rochester. Links are made with the Greensand Way, North Downs Way, Saxon Shore Way and Wealdway.
The start of the walk is linked by the waymarked Eden Valley Walk (15 miles) to the Vanguard Way at Haxted. The Len Valley Walk (12 miles) connects with the Medway Valley Walk at Maidstone and following the course of the River Len also connects with the Stour Valley Walk (Kent) at Lenham, thus creating a waymarked 80 mile route between Tonbridge and the sea at Sandwich.
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TQ7555, 460 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 January, 2012
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Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7573 5584 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.4765N 0:31.0787E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7573 5582
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