Whatever it is you’re coming to visit for we want to make sure that everyone can access our town and that they feel welcome
Several bus services, including the 480 (Dartford to Gravesend/Valley Drive); 490 , 481 and 483 provide dropped platforms. All buses now connect with the public transport interchange at Garrick Street in the heart of the town centre.
Trains in to Gravesend
There are regular train services both from London in the West to Gillingham in the East. All platforms are accessible and transfer between them is possible via lifts.
Taxis are available at New Road and local companies and proprietors are mobility aware.
Special transport coaches, highly suitable for wheelchair users is available on a day-to-day basis. A key aspect of the Integrated Transport Network being developed by Kent County Council is that of providing a demand responsive Dial-A-Ride service for those people living away from scheduled services and whose disabilities prevent them from using conventional services. Provided that such services prove to be successful, it is likely that the concept would be extended to a wider part of Kent.
This service is run seven days a week and must be booked in advance. There is a charge for this service. For further information please call 03000 413 567 and to make a booking call 01892 832447.
A Braille service is also available for those people requesting timetables in this form.
Orange/Blue Badge Parking in Gravesend
There are a number of locations within the Town Centre where parking for holders of Orange/Blue badges are catered for.
There are two public toilets, suitable for wheelchair users, within the town centre. These are at:
- St. George’s Centre (at the back of the centre)
- Gravesend Market (Tuesday to Sunday)
These facilities are available 24 hours a day and are accessed by the use of a RADAR key. If you need to obtain a RADAR key, one can be bought by calling at the Cashiers counter at the Civic Centre, Monday to Friday, or at the Visitor Information Centre in Gravesend Borough Market, Tuesday to Sunday.
Discover North Kent’s Easy Access Trails
Easy access trails are ideal for people with pushchairs, wheelchair users or for those who prefer flatter surfaces with no stiles or gates.
There are some great easy access routes in Kent, perfect for the whole family to walk together and enjoy the Kent countryside no matter what your age or ability.
One of the most popular locations in the north of Kent is Shorne Woods. With its brilliant woodland, trails and picnic area it is a prime place to take your kids outside to embrace nature. As well as grab a coffee or a snack if you want a rest allowing the children to play football or just enjoy their surroundings whilst you try and relax. Download the map for Shorne Woods.
Alongside Shorne Woods there are other easy access trails for you and the family to use at Camer Park. Offering the chance for you to see the lizards (don’t worry they’re harmless!) and Jeskyns all fulfilling your urge for nature, with Jeskyns offering a quarter mile route, the Court Wood trail, if you prefer a briefer look into these nature walks. Check out their handy map over on their website!
Find out more about the amazing easy access trails in Gravesham and North Kent: