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Leybourne Lakes Country Park

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Good lake for a walk

I used to swim in the lake about 30 years ago but I do remember being told that being and old... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Tauranga, New Zealand
Lovely walk

Upon entrance to the park is the pay & display car park.. £1.20 for 4 hours .. not so bad... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Kent, United Kingdom
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“water sports”(9 reviews)
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Malling Road | Leybourne, Larkfield ME20 6AD, England
+44 1634 243397
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

I used to swim in the lake about 30 years ago but I do remember being told that being and old gravel/sandpit it was very deep with dangerous drops just out from the shore. This is probably why the fun police are there. It would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

I have recently begun using the facilities at Leybourne Lakes run by Will and Steve , I think they do a great job and this is reflected by the number of people I have seen enjoying the lake. They have been great from an open...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AnnH2616
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

So some friends told us to visit this lake in the hot weather with the kids. We walked around looking for a place to sit and enjoy the view of the lake, but there was no where to sit, all of the sitting areas were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank WonderWomanM15
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Nice afternoon in the park. Grandchild loved the children's play area,had a small walk to look at lakes before ice cream and home

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

This used to be a nice place 10 years ago, it seems to have gone mainstream now, I had to do a open water swim test and get a license to swim in the lake for £5 a time which is fine when you think...More

Date of experience: August 2018
6  Thank Ian R
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Upon entrance to the park is the pay & display car park.. £1.20 for 4 hours .. not so bad ? Continue to the lake entrance and follow the path around.. easy walk, flat all the way and well guided round. Lovely view of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Charlottelawrence
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I live fairly local so have seen it through the years and it keeps improving. The rangers look after it well, lots of wildfowl around, plenty of places to stop and have a picnic. Childs play area, refreshment stall is there at peak times and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank martinfY806WV
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place for a nice long walk. Went on a lovely sunny day and loved all the baby ducklings and cygnets. It would be a lovely place to visit at any time of the year though with lots of lakes and paths so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Wendy-from-Kent
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

So I usually come to this park a lot for walks around the lake, I brought a pound with me as parking USE to be 90p but because it’s sunny and hot it’s gone up to £1.20 okay so it’s only 30p extra, I then...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Matthew H
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We visited here whilst staying at's kits coty glamping. Only a short drive away. We were here for hours. Walking round the lakes, photographing the many birds and wildlife. Exploring. Finding things. And hiding painted rocks. Watching the swimmers and sailors on the large lake....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Anne-marie S
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Lindsay C
August 5, 2018|
Response from Wendy-from-Kent | Reviewed this property |
The park opens at 7.30 every day and closes at dusk (but no later than 9pm).
Jess W
July 21, 2018|
Response from martinfY806WV | Reviewed this property |
If present they usually put warning signs up once they are aware of it, not seen any signs this weekend.
Sidra B
May 4, 2018|
Response from Jay M |
No no bbq