Gillingham to Strood

This walk originally happened on Thurs 18th July but you can follow the walk yourself using the information below.

Walk 13 of T100 Welcome to the Kitchen Table

An interesting walk with a wide variety of pleasant, open spaces and a sense of calm in the Rochester Cathedral precinct.

The walk explores Gillingham, Chatham and along Rochester High Street, with its many historic buildings including the Guildhall Museum and the Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel, which Dickens used as a setting for some of his novels. Then it crosses the Rochester Bridge across the Medway and in to Strood.


  • Meeting point: Gillingham Station, ME7 1XE
  • 4.45 pm: Registration
  • 5.00 pm: Walk starts
  • 8.00 pm:  Walk ends at Strood Station, Canal Rd, Rochester ME2 4DR

Walk Info

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Distance: Approx 4 miles
  • Grading: Easy
  • Terrain: Pavements and footpaths and some long flights of steps in places, plus a long, steep climb from the riverside path in Chatham up Hammond Hill to the top of Victoria Gardens.  This walk is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. 

Many thanks to the original walk leader: Joan Bullivant

Route Map




Nearest train station at the start: Gillingham Station, ME7 1XE
Nearest train station at the end: Strood Station, Canal Rd, Rochester ME2 4DR


Gillingham Car Parks:

  • Public Car Park, 102 Trafalgar Street, ME7 4RN open 24 hours;
  • Gillingham Railway Station, Railway Street Industrial Estate, Railway St, Gillingham ME7 1XE.


There are some long flights of steps in places, and there is a long, steep climb from the riverside path in Chatham up Hammond Hill to the top of Victoria Gardens, therefore this walk is not accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Thurrock 100 walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven.  If this walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.

Please note:
You need to choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen.
Due care has been exercised in organising the walks, however Kinetika, the funders and associated partners of the project cannot accept liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes.  Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring

Please ensure that you are properly equipped for all walks. The weather can be unpredictable so bring waterproof clothing and/or sun hats and sun cream – it’s best to be prepared for everything!
Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but otherwise please wear suitable and comfortable footwear- best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home.  Make sure you bring a packed lunch, if necessary, and plenty to drink.


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