GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Haysden Country Park

3 miles (5.5 km)

Haysden country park is located near Tonbridge in Kent and consists of a number of delightful walking trails. In the park you will find Barden Lake and Haysden Lake while the River Medway also runs through the park. The lakes and river offer great opportunities for wildlife watching with a variety of wildfowl visitors all year round.
The Eden Valley Walk long distance footpaths runs through the park. You can pick this up and head west to visit the lovely Penshurst Place. There's nice trails to follow around the estate's parkland and woodland with the option of visiting the fine house and gardens. The Tonbridge to Penshurst Cycle Route runs through the park on Regional Route 12. It's a nice traffic free path and a great way to visit the park and the fine 14th century house.

Postcode

TN11 9BB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Haysden Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Haysden Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a good cafe on site selling a decent range of meals and snacks.

Dog Walking

The park is great for dog walking and includes an enclosed dog exercise area where they can run around.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you were to follow the waymarked Eden Valley Walk west you would come to Hever Castle. The magnificent castle is one of the highlights of the county. The castle has a fascinating history haveing been built in the 13th century and later home to Anne Boleyn, the secondqueen ofKing Henry VIII. It's surrounded by wonderful grounds which include a lake, gardens and a yew maze.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks and High Weald Walks pages.

Photos

The Shallows, Haysden Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1529396

The Shallows. A cut off meander of the River Medway that runs through the park.

The car park, Haysden Country park - geograph.org.uk - 189727

The car park

Barden Lake, Haysden Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 69547

Barden Lake. An old gravel pit, quarried during the 1970s & 80s. Now a popular dog walking area & wildfowl refuge. Also good for fishing, especialy Chub.

Friendship Bridge, Haysden Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1527333

Friendship Bridge carrying the Wealdway across the River Medway. Called the friendship bridge after Tonbridge's twin town, Heusenstamm.

The dog exercise area, Haysden Country Park. - geograph.org.uk - 1048594

The dog exercise area. One of many facilities provided at this country park.

The Wealdway in Haysden Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1526662

The Wealdway running through the park

Footbridges in Haysden Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1297858

Footbridges. These two bridges are on a path from Barden Lake to Tonbridge. The first goes over a small stream. The second goes over the River Medway. It is called Lucifer Bridge. Also cyclepath 18 leads over the bridges towards Tonbridge.

Ballast Pit, Haysden Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1529391

Ballast Pit

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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