Haysden Country Park 1662

Tonbridge, England, Kent, Tonbridge and Malling

Brief Description

Haysden Country Park was developed in the 1980s on the site of former gravel works. The site hosts a mixture of leisure and sporting activities including nature walks, a children's play area and water activities in its two lakes. The park is designated as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/explore-kent/parks-and-open-spaces/haysden-country-park.htm

Detailed Description

Water features strongly in the landscape as the river runs the length of the northern boundary from Haysden Lake in the west to Barden in the east.

This park is both functional and visually refreshing. Paths and guided trails take walkers past a range of natural habitats supporting a variety of wildlife. There are facilities for water sports and exercise equipment is provided.

Planted after the storm of 1987, Friendship Wood was a gift from Heusenstamm, Tonbridge's twin city in Germany.

Features
  • River
  • Description: The river runs the length of the northern boundary.
  • Lake
  • Description: Haysden Lake.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal site for general public use. Please see: http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/explore-kent/parks-and-open-spaces/haysden-country-park.htm
History

Detailed History

Haysden Country Park was developed in the 1980s in an area of gravel workings along the River Medway.
References

References

Contributors

  • Kent Gardens Trust