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Hadlow River Walk

Circular Walk along the Medway Valley Path

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.5 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  Stroll from Hadlow towards this quiet stretch of the River Medway, through fields and past remnants of Britain’s military history.... more »

Tips:  Start/end point: Hadlow, the Forstal
Distance: 4.5 miles (7.3 km)
Terrain: reasonably flat, some parts can become waterlogged after... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Malt Cottage

Hadlow has a history of breweries from the eighteenth century to the late 1940s. A stroll through the village will provide you with a view of the listed maltings buildings, now converted into housing.

2. Oast houses

Passing over the River Bourne, you will see a cluster of oast houses, another reminder of the area's brewing heritage.

3. Dykes

Passing through the fields, look out for the dykes along your walk and the damselflies and dragonflies which hover above.

4. Pill boxes

Your route will lead you across the lock and between two pill boxes, signs of Britain's military history.

5. The Bell Inn

It was at this pub in 1853, where patrons heard the screams of thirty hop pickers at Hartlake Bridge as their horse and cart toppled into the river below.