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Rochester Riverside walk

Rochester River Walk is currently closed

Please note that due to regeneration works of the riverside area some or all of this walk will be closed with effect from Monday, 6 November 2017 until 2021. Updates regarding the River Walk closure can be found on our page.


Outside of the closure period the walk would usually run between Doust Way and Cory's Creek, a total of 1 mile (1.6km) and is graded as easy.

It is suitable for children, wheelchair-users and dog walkers and there is access for pedestrians and cyclists only.

Although it is a temporary walk, it consists of a 10m width of tarmac with a safety handrail along the length of the river wall.

This provides a barrier between the walk and the river without spoiling the views.

The three entry points are at:

  • Cory's Road/Gas House Road;
  • Blue Boar Lane;
  • Doust Way.

Key for Rochester Riverside walkAerial photo of Rochester Riverside, showing the walk


The public has access to the path but not the adjoining land, by permission of Medway Council.

Pedestrians and cyclists can use the riverside path at their own risk and the council can close the path at any time without warning.

If you use the path, please take your litter home and do not allow your dogs to foul the path or adjoining land.

Swimming is strictly forbidden.

Please note that Castle View Business Centre and Acorn Shipyard continue to trade as usual.



For more information contact Medway Regeneration by telephone: 01634 306000 / emergencies out of hours: 01634 304400 or by email: info@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Medway Regeneration, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR