MANOR PARK COUNTRY PARK

 Manor Park Country Park
West Malling, Kent
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Introduction

Originally part of a 18th Century country estate,  Manor Park offers 52 acres which is divided into four sections:

  • The Lake with swans, moorhens and dabchicks
  • Abbey Field and Chestnut Paddocks which are grazed fields
  • Ice House Field located on the far side of the lake with the remains of an old ice store which was used to store ice taken from the lake over the winter and was then used in the manor house kitchen.  This field was also used as a prison camp for interned Germans in WW2.
  • Douce Meadow which is an area of open grassland with play area, picnic tables and near the cafe.
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Parking Location

Address: St Leonard’s Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6PE
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General Information

Distance: Various footpaths both surfaced and unsurfaced exist around the country park along with the way marked Lake loop trial

Time:  Depends on your chosen route and pace but the Lake loop is around 40 mins.

Terrain:  Easy access pathways lead from the carpark with 284 meters of surfaced paths creating a circular walk.  Unsurfaced pathways also cross the park which also give access to 2 public footpaths that lead away from the park.

Stiles:  None.  Only kissing gates.

Dogs on leads?:  Dogs allowed off lead but not around the carpark or play area.  Also look out for signs on gates to Chestnut Paddock and Abbey Field advising if cattle is grazing.  Dogs are also not allowed to swim in the lake.

Dog Bins:  Yes and be found alongside all surfaced paths on the site.

Parking:  Paid parking available in the country park car park.

The Route

Click the walk title in the top right of the above window or clicking here will open the route on the AllTrails website or the mobile app.  You can then create a free account which will then allow you to follow the route as you walk on your mobile.  If you would rather not sign up to All trails free account and use another mapping app (such as OS Maps, Outdooractive or Komoot etc) on your phone then you can download the GPX file below and import this into your desired app inorder to follow the trail.

The Walk Details ...

The walk we did above gives you an idea of the elevation and distance of a walk arounf the park.  The park has well defined paths so getting around and choosing your own route is easy enough and you wont get lost.  If your not sure then follow our route from the All Trails app or download the route to use in a mapp app of your choice.

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