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Welcome to the Riverside Country Park page. It's one of the many open spaces in and around the Medway Towns. We welcome your comments if you've visited the Park or have some thoughts about local places of interest in general. Our contact details are at the bottom of the page. For more suggestions of places to visit in and around the area check out our Discover Kent page.
Gillingham's Riverside Country Park is one of the biggest coastal parks with public access in Kent. The 100 hectares lie between Gillingham and Rainham. This is a park important enough to be a Sites of Scientific Interest. it's a safe haven for a wide range of wildlife including; Brent geese, godwits, pintails and shelducks. The site encompasses the two local reserves at the Motney Hill and Berengrave.
The park is a resource accessed by a wide section of the community not just bird watchers and nature lovers. Whenever I've visited there have been ramblers, family groups, runners undertaking gruelling training and cyclists. The visitor centre has toilets, an information point and a cafe (I'm not sure of the opening hours). Children will also enjoy the play area and recreated Iron Age Homestead.
It's a truly beautiful place in good weather but can be a bit exposed when its cold. so if you visit in winter or autumn make sure you wrap up well.
There is a car park on the Lower Rainham Road. The Park is managed by Medway Council.
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