Teston Bridge Country Park
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Combining 12 acres of grazed meadow, river walks, a children’s play area and of course the picturesque 14th century Teston Bridge, this country park makes the most of its beautiful natural setting on the banks of the Medway.
Teeming with Pike, Chubb, Barbel, and many other kinds of aquatic life, this stretch of the river is a popular fishing spot, while a variety of bird and mammal life can be spotted here too – keep an eye out for the otters which can occasionally be seen hunting along the river.
The meadows are used to graze cattle, and because of this are awash with the colours of native wildflowers in summer. The areas closest to the river tend to flood in winter, creating a natural wetland habitat.
The bridge itself, constructed of Kentish ragstone, dates back to medieval times, although it has been improved and its spans extended at various stages, including its most recent restoration in 1978.
Bridge Meadow, the large grass area adjacent to the car park and playground, is perfect for picnics and ball games. Several events take place here throughout the year, including the famous Kite Festival.
A rod licence from the Environment Agency is required to fish at Teston Bridge. Bank bailiffs regularly patrol selling day tickets. For more information, visit the Teston Bridge Angling website.
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.