Haysden country park
Haysden Country Park covers an area of about 65 hectares (160 acres) in the Medway Valley, to the west of Tonbridge. The Park includes Barden and Haysden Lakes and a stretch of the River Medway. It includes a range of habitats such as river, grassland, freshwater lakes, marshland and woodland. These features contribute to the character and individuality of the park and the rich variety of wildlife including waterfowl, wild flowers and insect life which will interest both the expert and the casual onlooker. A surfaced path around Barden Lake allows easy access for all. A number of events are organised throughout the year, and several clubs use the park as their base.
The Haysden Country Park Guide provides a useful site map and more information about the Park.
The Country Park offers Ranger Led Activities throughout the year for schools and youth organisations including pond dipping, nature discovery trails and orienteering.
The park opens daily thoughout the year, from 7.30am and closes at dusk. Daily closing times are displayed at park entrance. Please note that the park is locked at the advertised closing time.
How to get there
Car: Follow the country park signs just to the west of Tonbridge, the park is off Lower Haysden Lane. If you use a satellite navigation system use the postcode TN11 9BE, .
Cycle: Follow Regional Cycle Route 12 from either Tonbridge Castle or Penshurst Place. To find out more...
Management of the Park
The park has a part-time Ranger service and an off site manager. The Park has its own Management Plan that will be used to guide the management of the Park for a 5-year period (2010-2014). A management plan is a working document that tells us where we are now, where we want to get to, how will we get there, and how we will know when we have arrived.
We have now completed the public consultation on the next management plan for the park this covers the period 2015 -2019, once approved and adopted this will be published here. The Consultation Draft can still be viewed here
The park is a popular venue for countryside related events. For an informal discussion call Leisure Services on 01732 876172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the Events Form to book the park for an event.
Use the Parks and open spaces events to see what's on in the park
Feedback about Haysden Country Park
Please use the the online form to give us feedback about the Haysden Country Park. With your help we can help make improvements and keep the park in the best condition possible for everyone to enjoy!
The reverse of the car parking tickets offers an opportunity for local businesses and clubs to advertise. The funding raised covers the cost of printing the tickets. To explore this opportunity please email email@example.com
Haysden Country Park is;
- A Green Flag Award winning park since 2006.
- A Natural England accredited country park,
- designated a Local Nature Reserve
- in part a Site of Nature Conservation Interest
Phone Leisure Services on 01732 876172 or email Leisure.Services@tmbc.gov.uk