Rainham to Sittingbourne along the Saxon Shore Way

Rainham to Sittingbourne Walk

 

START OF WALK:  Drove to Sittingbourne Rail Station , park the car for the whole day, approx. £6.00, caught a train to Rainham (had to wait 20mins we just missed one whilst we were in the carpark).  Walked from Rainham Rail Station along Station Road towards the seafront and Otterham Quay to meet the Saxon Shore Way.

WEATHER:  11-14C Cloudy, some sunshine, Wind NW 9mph changing to ESE 9mph

WALK DESCRIPTION:

DISTANCE:  17.95 miles (28.89kms) walk was recorded by MapMyWalk App on my android mobile.  Previously I was using Runkeeper App, and up until March it was fine, but after they did an update everything went haywire.  Not happy.

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Sittingbourne Rail Station – took train to Rainham Rail Station

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Walk from Rainham Station down Station Road towards Otterham Quay

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Walk through an orchard following the signs

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Small section of road walking and then back onto the overgrown path – the orchard here was fenced off.

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Through another orchard

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Small section of road walking and footpath towards the Brown Jug pub

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Past the Brown Jug pub more road walking till you find the SSW sign

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Views of Kingsnorth Power Station, Hoo over the Medway – and the local farm animals

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Quiet road walking and across farm land

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Through horse country and what looks like WWII bunkers

 

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Walking the rapeseed fields….

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Ploughed fields and rapeseed fields….

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and more rapeseed fields to walk through…

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Bridge to Isle of Sheppey getting closer…. and more rapeseed field walking…

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Perfect Spot for Lunch

Perfect Spot for Lunch

 

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