Trosley Country Park
Trosley Country Park covers 170 acres of the North Downs, land which was once part of the “Trosley Towers Estate”. Part of the park has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, mainly due to the chalk grassland slopes which lie below the North Downs Way. By removing the scrub and re-introducing grazing to this area, the grasslands now support a variety of important plants and animals such as the Chalkhill Blue Butterfly and the rare Musk Orchid. In addition to its nature interest, there are many facilities at Trosley Country Park that visitors will enjoy. On arrival, there is a visitor centre and café, plus award-winning toilets, to set you up for your adventure. There are three waymarked trails in the park; the Red Route, a relatively flat route through woodland, giving far-reaching views of the Weald below; the Yellow Route, which is an easy access route suitable for buggies and wheelchairs, and incorporating a 10 station Trim Trail; and the Blue Route, a more challenging steep walk across chalk downland and incorporating part of the North Downs Way. Horses and cyclists can make use of a permissive bridleway around the perimeter of the park, and there is also an orienteering trail in operation. For those visitors who are a little more adventurous, a series of three circular walks are available from the park for a small charge, which detail routes that start at the park and branch off into the wider countryside beyond. Ranging from 3½ miles to 7½ miles, the walks guide visitors past a variety of natural habitats, churches, oast houses, Neolithic remains and other historic features.
This ancient listed monument comprises 15 sarsen stones on a raised earth bank, forming a circle. Several public rights of way lead visitors to the site. There is a small car park 1/2 mile from Trottiscliffe for those who need a shorter walk.
Open 8.30 am to dusk or 9.00pm whichever is earliest.
Tel: 03000 420902
Car Park fee £1.50 all day, Monday to Friday and £2.50 at weekends and Bank Holidays
• Tearoom open 10am - 4 pm
• Public Toilets
• Way marked walks
Location - Signposted off the A227 between the A227 between Meopham and Wrotham, near Vigo Village.
Other Country Parks in the Kent Downs AONB are: