Haysden Country Park
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.
PostcodeTN11 9BB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Haysden Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Haysden Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Haysden Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Haysden Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a good cafe on site selling a decent range of meals and snacks.
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 second queen of King 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.