Hike: a riverside walk

Today’s hike was almost completely stymied by events on Saturday. We had originally planned to continue our staged route and cover the 10ish miles from Meopham to Rochester, but a flat tyre and an overly bendy ankle put paid to that idea (more on that story later in the week).

Plan B involved the much shorter, and flatter, riverside path between Rochester and Chatham.

This area is undergoing significant and exciting regeneration, and although the landscape looks bleak in places — especially in grey weather — this was an interesting stroll.

Lunch at a proper greasy spoon, then back via both High Streets, not forgetting the art installation* in the Information Centre, to drop the car in to get it’s rear right reshod.

If this formerly contaminated, industrial site can be transformed as planned, this whole stretch of Medway riverside could become an incredible place for entertainment, dining & living, and Chatham is sure to follow (no, really!) — you heard it here first!

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* Embosu, free exhibition by Wendy Daws at Rochester Art Gallery until 21 May 2017.

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