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Haysden Country Park, Tonbridge

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Haysden Country Park is a country park on the outskirts of Tonbridge, Kent, in south-east England.GeographyThe park comprises of countryside to the west of Tonbridge. The park has two lakes, Barden Lake and Haysden Water, and has a stretch of the River Medway running through it, with various branches and streams. Consequently there are a large number of bridges, many of which are named. The park is home to a variety of wildlife including waterfowl, wild flowers, and insect life. It is designated as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest, and as of it has been designated a Local Nature Reserve.The A21 passes on a viaduct near Haysden Water. Immediately to the east of this viaduct, and roughly parallel to it, is the Medway flood barrier. The railway line from Tonbridge towards Redhill, Surrey also passes through the park.HistoryThe park was opened as a Country Park in 1988, but the land had been partly owned by the Tonbridge Council and had been used by the public long before then. It is still managed by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council.
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  • Nice walks with fields lakes and trees. Great for taking the dog. Nice for picnics. Cheap parking. Great cafe with good coffee. Kids love the ice creams.  more »
  • Lovely clean park, food was amazing. Good seating area on picnic tables - and home made lollies (yum) .Toilets were clean and had loo roll Dogs enjoyed a Amin in the lake.  more »
  • Visited with family and had a lovely walk around the park. Good parking, small canteen for a snack and adequate signage to go everywhere.  more »
  • Lovely walk round the lake or you can go further into Tonbridge. The cafe in the park is great and sells lovely veggie burgers and homemade dog biscuits; thoroughly recommend the chilli sauce. Only problem is there's always a queue of locals!
  • Great place to go for a walk - toilets and a cafe with good coffee, burgers, ice- creams etc (outdoor seating only) fun play area and a basketball hoop and a goal which kept all of our kids (9-16) entertained! Fab free Easter egg trail in bank holiday Monday!
  • Lovely place to walk the dogs. Woods, river and lake. There's also a nice little cafe.
  • Great place to take a walk in the nice weather. Small cafe / food area. Ice creams.
  • Nice place to walk. Loos close by as is a coffee bar and picnic seating. Parking is £1 fir up to 4 hours and all funds go to the upkerp of the park area and reserve. Well worth a family visit even in the winter. Come feed the ducks but please NOT BREAD it's not really a good food for them and duckling have been known to starve to death because bread fills them up but gives no nourishment

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