Gillingham to Strood
Thurs 18th July 4.45-8pm
Walk 13 of T100 Welcome to the Kitchen Table
An early evening walk with a wide variety of pleasant, open spaces and a sense of calm in the Rochester Cathedral precinct.
We walk through 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 we cross the Rochester Bridge across the Medway and in to Strood.
If you would like to join the Kinetika team for an evening meal in one of Rochester or Strood’s restaurants, please email us and we will be in touch with arrangements.
- Meet: 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
- 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.
Walk Leader: Joan Bullivant
All T100 walks are free to join but you must reserve your place on Eventbrite.
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.
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.
Walk leaders will be at the start of the walk regardless of the weather. In the unlikely event of any unforeseen circumstances, Kinetika reserve the right to change or cancel a walk and/or performance. Please check the website regularly for any updates or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
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.
We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. If you do not give consent to be photographed or filmed, that’s absolutely fine, please let a member of the Kinetika team know on the day.
Download the flyer here: T100 2019 FLYER
Thurrock 100 would like to extend a huge thank you to its funders and delivery partners.