Leybourne Lakes Country Park
Enjoy peaceful, waterside walking and cycling at Leybourne Lakes Country Park, near Maidstone in Kent. In the park you will find 230 acres of lakes and woodland providing a peaceful location for wildlife and birdwatching.
The expansive park includes several lakes with the River Medway running along the eastern section of the park.
You could extend your walk outside the park by picking up the Medway Valley Walk and heading along the riverside path. Following it south will take you into nearby Aylesford while heading north will take you past Burham Marshes to Wouldham.
PostcodeME20 6AA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Leybourne Lakes Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Leybourne Lakes Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Leybourne Lakes Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Leybourne Lakes Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a mobile cafe right next to the lake where you can pick up some refreshments after your exercise.
The lakes are a nice place to take your dog for a walk though you are requested to keep them under control and not to allow them in the lakes.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The park is located only a few miles from Maidstone where you can try the Maidstone River Walk along the Medway. Also nearby is the attractive market town of West Malling where you can explore the lovely Manor Park Country Park which also has a pretty lake.
The circular Aylesford Walk starts from the attractive village and takes you along both sides of the river. It also visits several interesting historical sites including Allington Castle, Allington Locks, the Museum of Kent Life and Aylesford Priory.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Walks and North Downs Walks pages.