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Woodlands and Country Parks

Faversham

  • Oare Gunpowder Works
  • Western Link
  • Faversham
  • Kent
  • ME13 7UD

Visit Explore Kent’s website for more information about Oare Gunpowder Works.

  • Perry Wood
  • Woodland Way
  • Faversham
  • Kent
  • ME13 9RN

Visit Explore Kent’s website for more information about Perry Wood.

  • The Blean
  • Faversham
  • Kent

You can download The Blean (PDF 2.26MB) from Visit Swale’s website.

Sittingbourne

  • Rose Hill Woods and Grove Park
  • Sandford Road
  • Sittingbourne
  • Kent
  • ME10 1PR

Visit Explore Kent’s website for more information about Rose Hill Woods and Grove Park.

  • The Meads Community Woodland
  • Gayhurst Drive
  • Sittingbourne
  • Kent
  • ME10 1UD

Visit Explore Kent’s website for more information about The Meads Community Woodland.

  • Queendown Warren
  • Sittingbourne
  • ME9 7XD

Visit Explore Kent’s website for more information about Queendown Warren.

Isle of Sheppey

  • Barton’s Point Coastal Park
  • Sheerness
  • Isle of Sheppey
  • Kent
  • ME13 3BX

Visit Explore Kent’s website for more information about Barton’s Point Coastal Park.

  • Leysdown Coastal Park
  • Leysdown
  • Isle of Sheppey
  • Kent
  • ME12 4RJ

Visit Explore Kent’s website for more information about Leysdown Coastal Park.

  • Kingsborough Manor Community Woodland
  • Eastchurch
  • Isle of Sheppey
  • Kent
  • ME12 4ST

Visit Explore Kent’s website for more information on Kingsborough Manor Community Woodland.

  • Thistle Hill Community Woodland
  • Thistle Hill Way
  • Isle of Sheppey
  • Kent
  • ME12 3GP

Visit Explore Kent’s website for more information about Thistle Hill Community Woodland.

Milton Creek Country Park

The Milton Creek Country Park is now Sittingbourne’s green heart. In November 2008 Swale Borough Council successfully received £2million from the Homes and Communities Agency.

The aim of the project was to create a better link between the town centre and the creek and getting the local community involved in looking after the park. The park also encourages local residents to learn more about the nature and wildlife of the area.

Along the path, visitors can stop at the historic wharves and contemplate the history of the area - the creek is the reason Sittingbourne and Milton Regis are here today!

The remains of several barges can be seen in the creek, now an excellent habitat for wildlife but once they would have transported bricks, paper and London’s waste around the area. Artworks in the reed-bed also remind people of the area's past.

In the country park itself habitats have been enhanced for a variety of wildlife. Three ponds have been especially created for Great Crested Newts, wildflower meadows have been planted to attract bees, butterflies and many other insects. The Forestry Commission provided funding to plant just under 7 hectares of trees which in years to come support many more birds and insects.

The Milton Creek Ranger has developed a range of volunteering opportunities. For information email the ranger.

Accessing the park

Milton Creek Country Park currently has 7 entrances in use at the following locations:

  • Kemsley Recreation Ground, Grovehurst Road
  • Newman Drive (as it turns into Recreation Way)
  • Walsby Drive (in the housing estate)
  • Miller Close (in the housing estate)
  • Green Porch Close (by Holy Trinity Church)
  • Gas Road (by CPM - formerly Milton Pipes)
  • Northern Relief Road

All entrances have 'A-Frame' gates in place to try and stop unauthorised access by motorbikes. They have been designed and installed following guidelines around accessibility for wheelchair users.

We want you to enjoy the Country Park and kindly request you think about local residents when you park your vehicle. Please do not obstruct driveways and leave enough space for residents to access and exit their properties, thank you.

View Milton Creek on Google maps.

Help stop anti-social behaviour

Artworks in the reedbed along Milton Creek

Following some recent anti-social behaviour and a theft from Milton Creek Country Park, please help us stop acts of vandalism, graffiti and crime from taking place. If you are at the park and see someone behaving irresponsibly, please contact:

  • Kent Police non-emergency number: 101

However in an emergency or if you are in immediate danger, please dial 999.

Friends of Milton Creek and Milton Creek Trust

In November 2011 a group of local residents formalised themselves to become the Milton Creek Trust. This group will over see activities taking place in the park, apply for funding, carry out publicity works, do the admin work etc. The Friends of Milton Creek is a much bigger group of local residents who want to take a more active role in the park, from tree planting, to maintenance and wildlife surveys. The Trust and the Friends will work closely over the coming months and years to carry out projects and community events at Milton Creek.

Great Crested Newt

The Trust and the Friends have set up their own website miltoncreek.co.uk and if you would like more information or would like to join the Friends, please email info@miltoncreek.co.uk.

Milton Creek: In Our Memories

This was an oral history project funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by Swale Borough Council and Swale Council for Voluntary Services (CVS). The aim of the project was to engage a variety of volunteers to interview and record the memories of people who remember Milton Creek when it was a hub of industrial activity.

Kemsley Community Angling Preservation Society (KCAPS)

With two fishing lakes in close proximity to the new Milton Creek Country Park, KCAPS can provide for all your fishing needs.

Swale Borough Council's Milton Creek Country Park Community Engagement Strategy

The strategy can be found here: Milton Creek Community Engagement Strategy

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