River Medway :: Shared Description

The 70 mile long river starts at Turners Hill, at the West Sussex border, and through Kent to meet the Thames Estuary. It travels through many major towns, including Tonbridge, Maidstone, Strood and Rochester. The river has many locks from Tonbridge to Allington, where the river becomes tidal. Boats can navigate the river up to Tonbridge. At Yalding there is a short diversion along the Hampstead Road Canal, whilst the river goes over sluices and below the Tywford Bridge.
After floods devastated Tonbridge in 1968 a substantial flood barrier was built in 1981 on the Medway at nearby Leigh, to protect the town.
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TQ5341 : River Medway flowing towards Penshurst by David Anstiss
TQ7468 : Panorama of Chatham Waterfront by David Anstiss
TQ8667 : River Medway at Lower Halstow by Oast House Archive
TQ6849 : Trees by the River Medway by Oast House Archive
TQ8070 : Darnet Ness and Grain Power Station by David Anstiss
TQ7555 : River Medway and Fremlin's Walk by David Anstiss
TQ6949 : Twyford weir, River Medway by Oast House Archive
TQ6952 : Boats on The Medway by Oast House Archive
TQ7568 : Jetstream heading along the Medway by David Anstiss
TQ7568 : By the River Medway by Oast House Archive
TQ5445 : Enfield Bridge over the River Medway by David Anstiss
TQ6849 : The River Medway and Parsonage Oasts by Oast House Archive
TQ8070 : Fort Darnet and River marker by David Anstiss
TQ5946 : Rowing boats on the Medway by Oast House Archive
TQ6952 : River Medway by Oast House Archive
TQ7671 : Boats on the River Medway at Lower Upnor by Oast House Archive
TQ7869 : Sunrise over Gillingham Reach, River Medway by David Anstiss
TQ5240 : Footbridge over the River Medway by David Anstiss
TQ6748 : River Medway at Branbridges, East Peckham by Malc McDonald
TQ5241 : River Medway - looking upstream by David Anstiss
TQ6447 : Footpaths meet, near Paddock Wood by Malc McDonald
TQ7267 : Barges in the River Medway by David Anstiss
TQ7267 : Medway Bridge by Oast House Archive
TQ7162 : Dyke on River Medway by David Anstiss
TQ8068 : Footpath to Eastcourt Meadows, Riverside Country Park by David Anstiss

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Created: Tue, 17 Nov 2009, Updated: Sun, 1 Apr 2012

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