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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 some fields.

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

Park opening times vary on seasons and sunrise/set times.

Park facilities

Facilities at the park include:

  • an accessible visitor centre with toilets
  • an education room
  • a cafe
  • children's play areas
  • picnic facilities
  • a youth hostel nearby (phone 01634 400788)
  • a ranger service
  • an events programme for adults and children
  • fishing lake (a day ticket is required)          
  • car and coach parking                                      
  • horse riding trail (2.8 miles/ 4.5km)                                   .
  • a cycle trail
  • running track (6.2miles/ 10km)
  • a walking and running track
  • a public telephone.

 

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What's on outdoors

Visit Medway to find out what is going on at Capstone Farm Country Park.

You can also check out other outdoor activities in Medway, including guided walks and volunteer opportunities.

 

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.

 

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