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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.
times vary on seasons and sunrise/set times.
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
- a ranger
- an events programme for adults and children
- fishing lake (a day ticket is
- car and coach
- horse riding trail (2.8 miles/
- 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
Green Flag 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.