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Haysden Country Park, Tonbridge

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4.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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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  • A great place to take children with a fab adventure playground suitable for all ages. A large lake well stocked with birds to see with swans, ducks, geese etc. Lovely open air cafe serving teas and sn...  read more »
  • Been cycling round this place for far too many years....very interesting park with lots of old industrial (it was a quarry) shaping....but nicely set out 
  • Fairly average sort of lake to walk around, not much signage or anything to guide you/show you which walks to do/explain the wildlife etc, but providing you're not expecting that, you can have a good ...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful park with a huge and picturesque lake where you can take a box of bird feed and see some lovely sights with the wild birds and stunning views across the water and around the footpaths through the trees, great for walking off your Sunday lunch and not too far from the centre of town.
  • Great place to ride bikes and take the kids. You must have a sausage from the van. Best in Kent.
  • Ver nice atmosphere.
  • Great park for a walk with the dogs. Also used for the Tonbridge Park Run
  • To be honest pressed wrong button, never been yet but it looks a lovely walk
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