Gravesend to Higham


  • Start: Gravesend station (station code GRV, postcode DA11 0HP)
  • Finish: Higham station (station code HGM, postcode ME3 7JQ)
  • Distance: 14.41km
  • Total ascent: 219m
  • Naismith time: 3h 15m
  • London termini: London Bridge, St Pancras, Thameslink
  • Ticketing: Day return to Higham — note that the slightly more expensive HighSpeed-valid ticket from St Pancras International is only of use for a faster start from Gravesend, otherwise a simple “London Terminals” ticket via Thameslink or from London Bridge is adequate — the time taken to change trains for St Pancras on the return trip would dissolve any benefit of the high-speed route
  • Intermediate transport: Buses at Gad’s Hill
  • Facilities: All facilities in Gravesend; pubs at Shorne Ridgeway (9.33km), Gad’s Hill (11.82km) and Higham (12.30km); convenience shop at Higham (12.30km)


After a 4km amble through suburban Gravesend, the walk takes to the fields and hills. Shorne Woods is followed by Shorne Ridgeway before passing through Great Crabbles Wood to reach Gad’s Hill (with all its Dickens history). The route descends through Higham and out the other side to reach the station at the end of the walk.


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