Situated in the heart of Kent just to the west of Tonbridge, Haysden Country Park offers 65 hectares of beautiful countryside and a relaxing setting for a variety of leisure activities. With two lakes, and a stretch of the River Medway running through the park, it is a popular venue for water activities and a great location for a family day out.
Visitors can spend time exploring the Nature or Historical Trails or simply enjoy a stroll in the countryside. A designated cycle-route (Regional Cycle Route 12) passes through the Park stretching to Penshurst Place to the west and Tonbridge Castle to the east. The Park also has a children’s play area, picnic areas, toilets and ample parking.
Over 500 people took part in events held at the Park last year, including: building bug houses; mini beast hunts; pond dipping; fishing events and Healthy Walks. Several clubs use the Park for sports such as sailing, fishing and triathlon training.
The Park is managed and maintained by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council. Local community volunteers help to maintain the park through organised activities such as coppicing, tree planting and other conservation tasks.
The Park is home for a rich variety of wildlife and is designated a Local Nature Reserve and an Accredited ‘Country Park’ under the Natural England scheme. For more information about the park including the management plan, please see the Council’s website at www.tmbc.gov.uk/hcp or contact: Leisure Services telephone 01732 876172 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Easy access information
This park and open space has at least one accessible route but otherwise is considered to be less suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs.