Conningbrook Lakes Country Park in Ashford is made up of a series of three lakes, features ponds, wet woodland, and grassland areas, and is great for visitors to enjoy walks, picnics, and see a range of wildlife. These former gravel and sand extraction pits have been transformed into this impressive country park which is home to wildlife such as tufted ducks and gadwalls, kingfishers, and skylarks as well as butterflies and dragonflies. This wildlife haven, also has sheep and cattle grazing. Highlights include dragonflies in June an overwintering birds seen from October to November. Walking access all year round.

At Julie Rose Stadium.

Bicycle Parking
Parking provided in front of the Julie Rose Stadium entrance.

The paths around the country park do become wet and muddy over the winter. Wheelchair accessible Tarmac path with downward slope from the main car park to flat, grass paths around the remainder of the site – which become muddy in the winter. Disabled parking bay near to lake edge.

Keep on lead and do not let them in the water potentially toxic blue-green algae might be present.

Advisory Notes
There is currently no circular walk around the site. Allow 2 hours to reach the furthest end of the reserve and get back to the car park.

Picnic Areas • Toilets • Disabled Toilet • Baby Changing Facilities

Picture Credit: Kent Wildlife Trust.

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