Canoe Days Out

Kent - River Medway - Tonbridge to Yalding or Maidstone

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How to get there - As described under 'Tonbridge to Leigh' or for the full distance, turn west off Tonbridge High St north of station (Barden Rd), in 1/2 ml over railway and turn right into Audley Rd, continue until you get to the river.

For those with SatNav the nearest postcode is TN9 1XF.

Get a map with driving directions to start or end (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Easy bankside put in.

General Description - I have in other sections described a series of shortish round trips (4-7 miles) on various parts of the Medway. If you want a one-way trip, but slightly longer, you can start at Tonbridge and go to either Yalding or Maidstone and catch the train back (There's a station at East Farleigh, too, but it's not easy to get the canoe up to the road there. You could however break at Wateringbury - see map for a trip of about 11 miles).

Tonbridge - Yalding (station near lock - see map) about 8 miles, 6 locks

Tonbridge - Maidstone (WEST station, not East, just west of Maidstone Bridge - see map) about 16 miles, 9 locks, use the canal cut through Yalding)

or Yalding - Maidstone (see map for put in)

All placid water, a few shallows but no significant currents

For links to sites en route see entries in each section


Comments on this trip

Mr T
19 Jul 2011
How big was your canoe to get onto the train did you need to wait for a certain train with a luggage van









 



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