Trosley Country Park, Meopham
Categories: Nature & Parks
Trosley Country Park is in Trottiscliffe, near Vigo, in Kent, England. Once part of a large woodland estate then after many changes, it was passed to Kent County Council, who turned it into a large country park.HistoryThe country park was once part of the Trosley Towers Estate.In 1870, Sir Sydney Waterlow, 1st Baronet bought large areas of land including the village of Fairseat (near Stansted, Kent - 1 mile west of Trottiscliffe), a major section of Stanstead as well as other pieces of land from Wrotham (2 miles south of Trottiscliffe) to Meopham (2 miles north of Trotiscliffe). The parts of the estate were linked by a small bridge bearing the family crest over Trottiscliffe Road (which is still in evidence today).In 1887, he built Trosley Towers on the crest of the escarpment on the North Downs, to the east of Trottiscliffe Road. Two drives approached the house, and it was surrounded by wooded grounds. Later, other private drives were constructed, including Hamilton Drive which still survives within the Trosley Country Park and runs from the site of the old House to Commority Road.When Sir Sidney died in 1906, the estate passed to his son Philip (who also became a Sir). When Philip died in 1931, the estate was sold off. Some of the houses (of the estate) were bought by tenants, one of these was Pilgrims House, (see http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1177043) with six acres of land, at the bottom of Trottiscliffe Road which went for £600. Trosley Towers and the woodlands around it, were sold to 'Mr E. E. Shahmoon' in 1935, this was also the time of the chalet building.Add Trosley Country Park and other attractions to your Meopham trip itinerary using our Meopham itinerary builder.
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Had a screaming baby in the car and pulled into the park rather that stop on the road. Could not park in the carpark with cafe and toilets as it was heaving. Headed out and stopped on a dirt track are... read more »
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Wonderful cafe with friendly staff, good priced and quality food/drinks. Recommend the carrot cake. Nice small playground for young children within view of the cafe. Clean toilets and ample parking (£... read more »
Very nice park, however the dedicated Easy Access trail for wheelchair and/or buggy users isn't very "easy access". Parts of the trail have huge stones that is very difficult to get any type of wheel ... read more »
Nice cafe and good walks through the woods. The views in the clearings are great and it's an accessable walk that is fairly flat for the most part with wide hard paths. Parking costs a few pounds depending on the day.
Estelle Gillett Photography
We came here during the summer and its a beautiful place to go for a walk. With amazing views across the kent countryside and a cafe where you can eat and drink and have a breather. Great food as well.
Lovely location with great walks
Nice enough park though a bit basic. Worst coffee in the UK and food is not presented with any pride Bitter apple pie without cream. Make do with pre packed items and avoid the made drinks. I reckon that they could burn water.
Great woodland walks
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