Footpath resurfacing work at Leybourne Lakes Country Park set to begin

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Last Updated: 19 Nov 2018 10:29am

Work to resurface a section of footpath at Leybourne Lakes Country Park is set to begin on Wednesday 21 November.

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council has appointed a contractor to carry out the repairs to 226m of the Ocean Circular Walk, which is a very popular walking circuit around the picturesque 230-acre park.

The works are expected to be completed within seven working days. During the week days when resurfacing work is being carried out, visitors will not be able to use this particular section of the Ocean Circular Walk.  However, repair works will be ‘paused’ over the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November during which time the Ocean Circular Walk will be open as usual. All other areas of the park will remain open throughout the works.

Cllr Maria Heslop, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, says: “I’m very pleased that this well-used footpath will soon be resurfaced and a good as new!  The park is very popular with walkers and so when visitors and members of the parish council highlighted that this particular section of the Ocean Circular Walk was beginning to show signs of wear we responded as soon as possible to resurface it.  We apologise to visitors for any disruption caused while these essential repairs are carried.”

Leybourne Lakes Country Park is located between the towns of Snodland and Larkfield, along the A228, off the Ham Hill roundabout.  Developed from former gravel workings, the Country Park is dominated by a series of lakes that offer both quiet recreation for visitors and a valued sanctuary for a variety of wildlife.  The park is very popular for walking and has an ‘Amazing Alders’ trail to follow as well as water sports, a picnic area, children’s play area, toilets and parking.

The park is managed and maintained by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council with the help of local volunteers who meet regularly to carry out organised tasks like litter picking, coppicing and tree planting.