Situated in the heart of Kent, Leybourne Lakes Country Park offers 93 hectares of parkland encompassing a range of habitats including: six lakes; flower rich grasslands; shallow wetlands; scrub; woodland and a newly conceived Wildflower Meadow.
The Country Park offers something for everyone from a children’s play area; to an activity programme for schools; a wildlife activity day; Easter and Summer activities; Water Sports Centre activities; bird and bat walks; angling; walking and; cycling. Visitors can walk the 2.5km (1.5 miles) Ocean Circular Walk, using the interpretive posts to create your own poem and re-create pictures of the Park’s wildlife.
The Park’s Mill Stream is full of dragonflies and damselflies during the spring and summer months and the lakes are home to large numbers of over-wintering birds including Bitterns. The park habitat is being developed to encourage ever increasing numbers of Nightingale. You can often see Water Vole along the banks of it’s inner ditches.
If you want to become more involved in the Country Park’s activities or management, why not sign-up to join the healthy walk scheme, volunteer conservation group, or the volunteer ranger scheme by contacting the Rangers Office. For more information about the Park, visit www.tmbc.gov.uk/LLCP contact the Rangers’ Office on 01634 243397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Leybourne Lakes Country Park is owned and managed by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council with the support of the local community, Parish Councils and volunteers.
Easy access information
This park and open space has well surfaced routes suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs, and has no width restricting features, such as stiles or non RADAR kissing gates.