A network of pathways serve the common allowing you enter the nature reserve from any entrance. At the centre of the site you will find an interpretation board. This map contains further information about what you can find on the common. Here are the entrances to the common.
Due to steps and other obstacles, that the sloped entrances are not disabled friendly. Friends of Rede Common are looking at our options to have these entrances upgraded. For now we advise that only people able to climb a couple of steps will be able to come on to the common.
Thurston Drive gate, Hyacinth Road Slope and Watling Street Slope remain the easiest of entrances on to the common, whilst other entrances are steeper slopes or a series of steps. Volunteers are therefore working on getting pathways and entrances upgraded as funding allows.
Parking is not permitted on site and if you are driving to the common you will need to park in one of the surrounding residential streets. From there you can walk on to the site itself.
Medway Norse cut back pathways and volunteers also clear woodland paths and encroaching bramble. Overgrown meadows are common at certain times of the year. This is because they are a diverse habitat for wildlife. At other times of the year this will not be an issue.
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Map of the Site
The Strood Community Trail passes through Rede Common. It is a circular walk from Strood train station along the edge of the River Medway. It passes historic landmarks and through pockets of stunning countryside nestled in the suburbs of Strood. In addition the route is marked with signs and mosaics. Check out our Strood Community Trail page. It contains the history of how we got involved in this along with further route details, images and the full leaflet.