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Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

AYLESFORD TO STROOD ALONG THE MEDWAY




Not a promising start,frosty(-1.5C)very foggy and dull.We set off throught the village,and passed by the Friars and along the footpaths towards Wouldham.the sun started to appear gradually,and coats started to come off.It suddenly cleared and turned into a lovely spring day.
Through Wouldham village ,pausing to read headstones in the churches,where we stopped at the second church and sat on the wall to eat our sandwiches.As we set off again we found an even better spot to have sat!we must bear this in mind next time.We now followed the top of the sea wall as the river twisted and turned through the flood plane,seeing herons and Oystercatchers and the occasional Cormorant.After the sea wall we passed the moored houseboats beneath the three bridges and through a couple of boatyards and on to the Esplanade by where the old seaplane factory used to be.When we arrived at the castle,we had our second break,thenset off over Rochester bridge to Strood rail station where we boarded a train for Aylesford(£2)which took only a few minutes to cover what had taken us 3.5 hours and 9 miles .From the station at aylesford to the car park in the village and home--a nice sunny walk.



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