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Medway 3, Rochester Bridge to Allington Lock

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Admiralty 1835, SC5606

Rules & Regulations

6 Knts Speed Limit.


Low Bridges, Much Dries

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover + 0140 at Chatham MHWS 3.7m, MHWN 2.5m, MLWN 0.2m, MLWS 0.2m at Allington Lock   (links)

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General Description

This section deals with the River Medway from Rochester Bridge as far as Allington Lock. ... read more


Approach from the sea to this area has already been covered in two previous articles, Medway 1, and Medway 2. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

After passing under Rochester Bridge you will find small craft moorings on either side of the river. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update May 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 10th May 2022
I reviewed these notes in early May 2022. The impression I get is that it is a fairly crowded bit of water and you need to confirm mooring availabilities well in advance.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 23rd Mar 2021
I have updated where possible on this stretch of the river. Prices are pretty static but I would give the marinas a ring to ensure space and price.
Written by Don Thomson | 3rd Apr 2018
Prices have increased since we last updated this page.
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 22nd Mar 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2016. Prices have increased at all the marinas but not by ,much
Update April 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 14th Apr 2014
These notes were reviewed in April 2014. Very little has changed and most of the moorings have kept their prices for the 2014 season
Allington to Tonbridge
Written by tony_lavelle | 17th Dec 2011
At Allington Lock the EA has moorings for about £5 a night, some with electricity and there are toilets and showers. The huge Malta Inn is opposite with tables on the river bank.

Two miles further on, Maidstone has free riverbank moorings for visitors at Fairmeadow with depth about 1.1m.

A vessel with 1.2m (4ft) draught can get to Yalding with some difficulty. The delightful river is navigable as far as Tonbridge for shallower draught vessels. Note that the depths given by the EA are over optimistic by about 0.5m but otherwise their free guide book is excellent.
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