GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Capstone Farm Country Park

6 miles (9 km)

Enjoy several cycling and walking trails in this delightful country park near Gillingham. The park is located in the beautiful North Downs with ancient woodlands, old orchards, a freshwater lake and wildflower meadows to explore. There's excellent facilities with a Visitor Centre, cafe and picnic areas.
You can extend the walk by heading south along public footpaths which will take you to Hook Wood, near Lidsing.

Capstone Farm Country Park Postcode

ME7 3JG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Capstone Farm Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Capstone Farm Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Capstone Farm Country Park Pubs/Cafes

There's a nice on site cafe overlooking the lake where you can enjoy refreshments after your exercise.

Capstone Farm Country Park Dog Walking

With parkland and woodland trails the park is very popular with dog walkers so you're bound to see other dogs on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A couple of miles south west of the park you can visit the Medway Megaliths. Here you can explore a series ofearly Neolithicchambered long barrowsand megalithicmonuments located in the lower valley of theRiver Medway. You can also climb to a splendid North Downs viewpoint at Blue Bell Hill near here.
Two long distance trails pass near to the ancient site in the shape of the North Downs Way and the Pilgrims Way. Both of these waymarked paths provide and opportunity for further exploring the surrounding countryside.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks and North Downs Walks pages.

Photos

Bridleway in Capstone Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1369835

Bridleway in the park. This bridleway leads through and on a special route around the country park. This is taken near the Orchard Car park.

Visitor Centre for Capstone Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1014993

Visitor Centre for Capstone Country Park. Fishing permits to fish in the lake are obtained here, also other information about the park and events can be found here. There is also a child friendly park display inside.

The Orchard Carpark in Capstone Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1014986

The Orchard Carpark in Capstone Country Park

The Events Field in Capstone Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1014981

The Events Field. Has kite flying and other similar events throughout the year. Bluebell hill communication masts seen in background on left.

Lake in Capstone Farm Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 149519

Lake view

Entrance to Capstone Farm Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1062256

A dog pictured at the entrance to the park. From footpath near Sharsted Cottage. Drowhill Woods seen on right-hand side. Red signs on fence show motorcycle route around Country Park. There are other separate routes for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.

Capstone Lake and Cafe - geograph.org.uk - 1014997

Capstone Lake and Cafe. Fishing space seen in foreground. Many people feed the ducks during the day, from the steps seen in the photo

Walkway - Bridge over Capstone Lake - geograph.org.uk - 1014999

Walkway / Bridge over Capstone Lake Walkway heads on left towards the Cafe, going right leads to a circular walk around the lake. The reeds in the foreground are a big breeding habitat for frogs in the spring.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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