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Walking Tour - Historic Chatham - Exploring Naval Heritage

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Chatham Railway Station

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This tour is the 2nd of a series exploring the Medway and Kent Coast. The walk explores the defences of Chatham and its Royal Navy docks.

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 This tour is the second of a series exploring the Medway and Kent Coast

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, but you can also see naval heritage throughout the town. On this walk Rob will take you on a tour of the former dockyard complex, talking about the many heritage buildings, from defensive lines to protect the dockyard from land attack, to historic hydraulic pumping station buildings. The walk visits St Mary's Island - part of the dockyard built by convicts and now with fine views of where the Medway reaches the Thames, and where once HMS Victory moored, as well as Upnor Castle which fought a futile defensive battle against the Dutch navy in 1667

The walk is five miles in total, or four if you stop at the Historic Dockyard and return to the station by bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chatham Railway Station

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Chatham

ME4 6PN

United Kingdom

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Organizer Rob Smith, Footprints of London

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This walk is led by Rob Smith, one of Footprints of London's guides. Rob is a qualified Clerkenwell and Islington Guide, but he leads walks all over Greater London and the South East. Rob has lived in London for nearly 30 years and is particularly interested in industrial, military and political history. He also teaches London history classes at Bishopsgate Institute, Morley College and South Thames College

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