Sheppey Light Railway Greenway

Welcome!

Our project will promote and assist for the public benefit the construction and maintenance of a public access route for walking, wheeling and cycling across the Isle of Sheppey between Queenborough and Leysdown on Sea, using where possible the route of the historic Sheppey Light Railway.

Next Public Meeting Thu 27th June 7pm

Eastchurch Aviation Museum Mill Green Village HMP Standford Hill, Eastchurch ME12 4AA

We had a successful AGM - Chair's Report and Minutes here.

We are moving forward! £6,000 has been raised to fund a detailed Route Plan across the Island. 

We are currently apporoaching landowners to achieve agreement in principle to the use of a strip of land along field edges for the Greenway.

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Logo Design Competition

Are you good at drawing? Then you could help the Sheppey Light Railway Greenway project.

Volunteers have already reopened one stretch of the long abandoned line between Power Station Road at Sheerness East and Scrapsgate Road at Minster.

Now they are asking Islanders to help come up with a new logo.

The Rev Tim Foreman, who chairs the volunteer group, said: “Every organisation needs a logo to make it easily identifiable in a simple way while explaining what it is about.

“This is everyone’s chance to support us by helping to design our new look.

“It can be anything you want but it should include the words Sheppey Light Railway Greenway.”

He added: “You can include trains, railway lines, walkers, cyclists, blue sea, green fields or even a map of Sheppey.”

There is no age limit, either upper or lower.

People can enter as individuals or as part of a school, club or organisation.

The best ideas, in the opinion of the judges, will be incorporated in the final design.

Entries should be emailed to Mr Foreman at chair@slrgreenway.org along with your name, age, organisation (if any), address, phone number and email. The closing date is Sunday, July 7.

Contact us by email at info@slrgreenway.org

Clearing the path from Scrapsgate to Power Station Rd

The SLR Greenway project volunteers have now completed the public pathway clearance and levelling from Sheerness Golf Club in Power Station Road through to Scrapsgate Road.

I’m sure you will all agree this now looks absolutely beautiful with natural arches and clear access and views all along the route it is now become one of our most beautiful nature walks here on Sheppey. 

As well as opening up the path for everyone to use we have preserved and improved the natural habit for wildlife and were joined by Robins all along the entire route!

This is just the start of the SLR Greenway project and with the continued support and help from residents, land owners, businesses and councils this will be a project that we can all really  enjoy and be extremely proud of.

As well as remembering the history associated with the Sheppey Light Railway it affords a safe and natural route for our children and everyone to experience.

Please take a stroll or bike ride along the route and give us your feedback as it would be much appreciated, sheppeylrgreenway@gmail.com/

We must thank to date all the volunteers, landowners and councillors with a special thanks to the businesses that have volunteered their time and funds to make this happen:

Blenwood Grounds Maintenance

Henderson Facilities Management

Astral Ltd Building Contractors

Legacy Lifts

Devine Direct Labour

The Pyramid Project

Course of the Sheppey Light Railway August 1901 to December 1950

Contact us by email at info@slrgreenway.org