The Friends of Great Lines Heritage Park is an independent community group.
We aim to preserve and promote Great Lines Heritage Park as a valued and protected open space for the enjoyment and well-being of local residents and visitors taking full account of its historical significance and the strong attachment to it felt by people of the Medway Towns.
The Great Lines Heritage Park is Medway’s most prominent green space – connecting Gillingham, Chatham and Brompton.
Together, its fortifications, massive ditches, and Field of Fire were intended to defend Chatham Dockyard from landward attack.
It has over 70 hectares of open space and includes the Napoleonic Fort Amherst.
New feature lighting at Fort Amherst and Chatham Naval Memorial (which commemorates almost 19,000 sailors from both World Wars who have no know grave) has changed Chatham’s night-time skyline.
A new footbridge now links the Park and Fort Amherst.
Anyone can join the Friends of Great Lines Heritage Park free by attending one of the open meetings – see our website for details.