GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Conningbrook Lakes Country Park

2 miles (3 km)

This country park and nature reserve is located close to the town of Ashford in Kent.
It's a great place for some easy waterside walking with footpaths running along the lakes, ponds and the River Great Stour which runs past the park. You can start the walk from the Julie Rose Stadium car park, on th eastern side of the park. From here you can pick up the footpaths heading around the three lakes, the grassland and the wetland in the park.
The reserve is great for wildlife spotting so keep your eyes peeled for birds including hoveller, wigeon, tufted duck and Gadwall. In the summer months you should also see plenty of butterflies fluttering around the wildflowers.


TN24 9QX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Conningbrook Lakes Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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You could head into Ashford and visit the Riverside Inn for some refreshments after your exercise. Here you can relax outside in the lovely garden and enjoy a meal with some lovely views. It has one of the best pub gardens in the area, with it’s lawns, well-kept flowerbeds and newly built pagoda. You can find the pub at Torrington Road with a postcode of TN23 7TG.
The park is also not far from Wye village which is well worth a visit. Here you'll find the noteworthy Kings Head pub. The old Victorian coaching inn has a good menu and also provides fine accommodation if you need to stay over. You can find the inn on Church Street at a postcode of TN25 5BN for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The park is a nice place for a dog walk but you are advised to keep them on leads because of the wildlife in the park.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Stour Valley Walk runs past the site. You could pick up the waymarked trail and follow it north towards the delightful village of Wye. Here you can pick up the North Downs Way and follow it up to the Wye Downs where there are fabulous views over the surrounding area. The trail can also be followed to the lovely Eastwell Park Lake and the expansive King's Wood.


Conningbrook Lake - - 411359

Conningbrook Lake This angling lake, once an old gravel pit, is at the end of a footpath from Great Bromley Farm.

Footbridge - - 411363

Footbridge. Looking north east, this footbridge across the Great Stour connects the footpath to Conningbrook Lake

Chapel Bridge - - 1842272

Chapel Bridge

River Great Stour - flowing towards Wye - - 1842276

River Great Stour

Great Bromley Farm Bridge on the River Great Stour - - 1842224

Great Bromley Farm Bridge on the River Great Stour. This is next to the Eco Lake at the northern end of the site.

One of the Conningbrook Fishing Lakes - - 1842152

Small fishing lake at the northern end of the site.


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