Haysden Country Park

This is a incredible place to visit while you are in Tonbridge

Visit Haysden Country Park

This is another great option if you need time to kill while visiting our workshop

Haysden Country Park is a 64-hectare (160-acre) country park and also Local Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Tonbridge in Kent.

The park was opened as a Country Park in 1988, yet the land had been partially possessed by the Tonbridge Council and also had actually been utilized by the public lengthy before then. It is still handled by Tonbridge and Malling District Council.

Leading off the River Medway is the Straight Mile, which was dug in 1830. James Christie meant this to be a canal leading to Tonbridge Water Mill, but it was never loaded with water.

Haysden Country Park

Another section of the park is The Shallows, a winding stream leading off the River Medway, with various gravel beds for crossing the river. It was at one stage part of the River Medway, with twists which were occasionally shallow as well as a result challenging to browse with large watercrafts. Considering that the river was utilized by canal craft, an accessible diversion was built around this section. The Shallows after that came to be a quiet backwater stream which is gradually turning into marshland.

Barden Lake was produced when sand and crushed rock were drawn out from the land in between 1974 and also 1980. Dragline excavators were used to dig the product out. The Lake is about 3.6 metres (12 feet) deep.

 

A The Second World War pillbox can be discovered in the hedge along the riverbank. This pillbox and also others along the River Medway developed part of the Ironside Line. On 27 May 1944, Head Of State Winston Churchill placed General Sir Edmund Ironside in charge of producing a very first line of protection against German intrusion pressures.
A job to call the 14 bridges that are included in the park was announced on 24 November 2008 at the Tonbridge Online forum; names had actually been decided. As at 2015, this work appears to be full.

From Tonbridge, the Lower Haysden Road leads in the direction of Lower Haysden and Upper Haysden. On the right (when driving from Tonbridge) is the site visitor centre and parking lot. Regional Cycle Route 12 leads from Tonbridge with the park in the direction of Penshurst, and can additionally be utilized by pedestrians. The nearby train station is Tonbridge

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