Monthly Walk, Sunday, 10th February, St Marys Island
A pleasant walk with good views of the Medway. Lovely easy path with plenty of interesting landmarks, like Upnor Castle and the Marina.
Park in the Dockside Outlet Centre car park and meet outside the Odeon Cinema at 12.15 pm, with the intention of starting the walk at 12.30pm. You can do either the short walk at 1.87 miles or the long walk at 2.45 miles – the long walk took us about 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete. We start by heading up past the Copper Rivet Distillery, over the lock/bridge, then just follow the path around the island.
Both walks follow the same path at the beginning, then once we reach the view point come seating area, dependant on how you feel, you can either turn right and take the shorter walk back to the starting point, or for the more energetic of us you can continue walking along the longer path. Once you reach the slipway, if you have a mobility scooter or wheelchair, you may find it easier to make your way back via the road. But if you are on foot, the route back is via the pontoon in Basin 2. All to be explained on the day.
Afterwards, for anyone who has worked up a thirst, we could pop into Costa Coffee at the cinema for a warming drink. This is, of course, all dependant on the weather! Everyone is welcome, kids, grandkids, dogs etc! Get your thinking caps on for the next walk on the 10th March.