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Milton Creek Country Park, Sittingbourne

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Milton Creek Country Park is situated in 128 acres between Milton Regis and Kemsley in Sittingbourne, Kent, England. This was once called Church Marshes Country Park.GeographyChurch Marshes is at the base of Kemsley Down, on the banks of Milton Creek at its estuary with the River Swale, which acts as a boundary with the Isle of Sheppey. It's partly due to these two navigable waters that link directly to the River Thames and its estuary across the English Channel to Europe, that has formed the marshes and nearby locations their rich history. The marshes are named after Holy Trinity Church in Milton Regis. .HistoryThe site of the country park has been used since early times and archaeological evidence has been dated to show that, Saxon and Roman Britain settlements were present in the vicinity. Holy Trinity Church and Castle Roughare the last remaining local historical features.In the Victorian era, the region was used for barge-building and gravel extraction for brick-making. Barges transported the bricks to London and returned with London’s domestic waste to be buried at the site. Churchfield Wharf, was also formerly the site of a ship breaking company.The Romani people (Romany)/ traveller community, had formerly a site in the Milton Creek area.
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  • I live near this park and seldom use it as it is underdeveloped at present . A large amount already spent but underused in the area . There could be more for the retired community to facilitate their ...  more »
  • Nice long walk. Good play ground and events. Shame no refreshments or cafe. But a good park. Walk around lakes. And u can walk to the creek which looks good in or out. Plenty of wild life.  more »
  • If you are looking for somewhere to stretch your legs this is the place. Its nice and quiet and well marked paths make it a nice experience  more »
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  • Great place to explore with lots of walks on offer whether you want to spend the afternoon here or just go for a short stroll. There are also play areas for children and a large green where various annual events are held.
  • Large children play area. Good paths for runners and cycling. Nice pond used by local anglers.
  • Excellent green space with footpaths that go along the creek. Lots of activities for all ages sponsored by the council and on the doorstep of the parish church
  • Really nice park. Pity the local council still haven't given Access from main road to the carpark . Has a fantastic children's play area .
  • Nice peaceful walks enjoying a little bit of countryside in an urban environment