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General FAQ's

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Are there locks on the Medway Navigation?
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Yes, there are 9 locks on the Medway Navigation.

Allington Lock is manned by a lock keeper, to operate all the other locks you will require a lock handle, this can be purchased from Allington Marina.

Click here to view our interactive river map

Do I need to wear a life jacket?
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We highly recommend you wear a life jacket whilst on the river. 

How do I use a lock?
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What is Strong Stream Advice?
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When the river is flowing faster than normal it can become very dangerous to navigate on the river, we offer a Strong Stream Advice service that will issue a phone call, text message or email to you when the river conditions change, click the link below to sign up.

Strong Stream Advice.

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River Status

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All vessels using these waterways must be registered with the Environment Agency.

For further information call: 03708 506 506

gov.uk/register-a-boat



Last updated: 01 Mar, 12:00 PM