Go to navigation

Capstone Farm Country Park

Capstone Farm Country Park covers 114 hectares of former farmland set on the North Downs. There is a variety of habitats within the park, including ancient woodlands, old orchards, a freshwater lake, meadows and hedgerows. The park is typical of the rolling landscape of the North Downs and many of the woods and hedgerows are hundreds of years old.

The woodlands are managed in the traditional manner of coppicing. Examples of this can be seen throughout the park, in particular at Drow Hill Wood. Coppicing creates a wide diversity of age in the trees and encourages a greater variety of wildlife to inhabit the wood. The grasslands are still farmed with cattle grazing in some fields.

Hay meadows are cut in summer once the wealth of meadow wildflowers has set seed.Capstone Farm Map

Park facilities

  • children's play areas
  • cafe (open 10am to 4pm/5pm in the summer)
  • picnic facilities
  • accessible toilet facilities (open 10am to 5pm)
  • baby change facilities (open 10am to 5pm)
  • an accessible visitor centre (open 10am to 4.30pm)
  • car and coach parking (open 8.30am, see closing times)     
  • a ranger service
  • an events programme for adults and children. Visit Medway to find out what is going on. 
  • fishing lake (a day ticket is required - £9.50 per adult, £6.00 per child/concession)      
  • horse riding trail (4.5km)                                  .
  • a mountain bike trail (5km)
  • running trail (10km)
  • way marked walking trails (3km/5km/10km)
  • a youth hostel nearby (phone 01634 400788)

 

To use these files you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.

 

The Country Park is open all year round (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Green FlagLogo for Green Flag Award Award

Capstone Farm Country Park has received a Green Flag Award, the national standard for quality parks and green spaces. Winners are judged to be welcoming and well-maintained, with the support and involvement of the local community.

 

Car park symbol Catering symbol Disabled access symbol Equipment hire symbol Kitchen facilities symbol Natural daylight symbol  Outside area symbol