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Since its creation in 2004, Leybourne Lakes Country Park has become a popular venue with families, cyclists, walkers and water sports enthusiasts alike. It received Local Wildlife Site designation in 2008 and has achieved the Green Flag Award for over 15 years, whilst maintaining Country Parks accreditation with Natural England.
There’s an exciting calendar of events throughout the year including Easter and summer holiday activities, wildlife activity days, bird and bat walks, as well as a popular school activity programme. The Country Park is also home to regular events run by Malling Parkrun and Ocean Lake Triathlon Club.
Covering an area of 230 acres, the Country Park features a diverse tapestry of habitats, including multiple lakes, wildflower meadows, wetlands, hedgerows and scrub. This mix of habitats provides perfect wildlife watching opportunities year round.
There are plenty of facilities on offer including a variety of walking routes and guided trails for visitors of all abilities and a children’s play area located close to the café. In addition, Leybourne Lakes Watersports Centre offers stand up paddle board sessions, SUP Yoga, open water swimming, kayaking, windsurfing and scuba diving all year long.
The Larkfield Complex of four lakes attracts anglers from across the country who come to fish for some of Kent’s most sought-after fish. The complex is famous for hosting a vast range of fishing for a variety of anglers including carp, pike and tench.
In Spring 2022, the Country Park will see the opening of a brand new café and water sports centre. The centre will provide indoor and outdoor seating where visitors can enjoy food, refreshments and glorious views of Ocean Lake all year round.
If you want to become more involved in the Country Park’s activities or management, why not sign-up to join our Volunteer Conservation Group by contacting the Rangers Office. For more information about the Park, visit the website, contact the Rangers’ Office on 01634 243397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leybourne Lakes Country Park is managed by Tonbridge & Malling Leisure Trust on behalf of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council.
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.