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A Walk Exploring Naval Heritage
October 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Footprints of London are hosting this walk exploring the naval heritage of the area.
Chatham was first associated with the Royal Navy during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I until the Dockyard closed in 1984. At the heart of Chatham’s heritage is the must see Historic Dockyard.
On the walk Rob Smith from Footprints of London will take you on a tour of the former Dockyard complex whilst talking about many of the heritage buildings, from defensive lines to protect the Dockyard from land attack to historic hydraulic pumping station buildings. The walk will also visit St. Mary’s Island – part of the Dockyard built by convicts from where there are some fine views where the Medway reaches the Thames as well as Upnor Castle.
After a lunch break the walk offers a chance to explore the museums and historic ships in the Dockyard exhibition or walk with Rob the last mile back to the station via the Riverside Gun Wharf.
The walk is five miles in total or four if you stop at the Historic Dockyard and return to the station by bus.
The meeting point for this walk is The Fire Station Café, New Cut, Chatham ME4 6AD at 11 am.
Ticket prices: £12 standard and Concession is £9. To book click here.