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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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  • We looked up "things to do around Tonbridge" for an upcoming visit to have some work done on our car. We're so glad we did as it is a delightful place to while away some time. There are plenty of walk...  more »
  • Lovely for walks with small children and for feeding the ducks. The little cafe is fantastic and the staff are really nice.  more »
  • We love Haysden Country Park, it's right inboir door step so we go quite often, it's lovely views & well mantener footpaths make it great for an afternoon stroll or a nice family picnic  more »
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  • Great play area for the kids, cafe, lovely walks and cycle route around the lake. Note the cycle route has been changed recently so that you can cycle to Tonbridge park but *not* all the way around the lake - part of the lake path is walkers only. People don't seem to mind young children cycling around the walkers part though, and you can always push your bike around the last bit. This restriction knocks it down to a 4* in my opinion. Still worth visiting.
  • Lovely place to walk with dogs but they need to be on a lead. Cafe very limited no room for fussy eaters and only has outdoor seats.
  • 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 walk our dog around the lake. Both hard and grass tracks, good for after it has been raining.
  • Lovely play area and lake, although, the new viewing platform nearest to the railway bridge is not child friendly.

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