Friday 19th February 2021
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I visited Leybourne lakes with my sister, my nephew and my brother for a morning stroll to get a nice bit of fresh air. Once you get in, you have to pay for parking which costed me £1.20 after being there for just under an hour, which I don’t think is too bad!
Firstly, I liked the fact that there are clear paths to walk along, very much like Shorne Country Park. This is because the winter weather can often lead to you having to walk in masses of mud which is far from ideal. The path goes right around the lake and there are lots of ducks, geese and swans which you can feed the whole way round (perfect for kids!)
Due to the rain, the level of water had risen so some of the little openings located around the lake were covered however usually, you can stand right next to the lake. My sister visited a few weeks ago when the rain was really bad and she said the paths were completely flooded so make sure you go on a dry day!
For those that are a little reserved about going out at the moment, I liked the fact that it was very spaced out so we didn’t have to be too close to people as we walked around, this made it feel a lot safer. You can follow the covid rules properly with no issues whilst going for a walk here.
Leybourne Lakes also have a water sports facility where you can go paddle boarding. I tried to go last year but it was too busy as we didn’t book in advance. If you get the chance to go this summer then don’t miss the opportunity!
At the end of our walk, we went to get some food from the food truck (located at the opening by the bridge). I got a sausage in a bun with a coke and my brother got the same but with a Tango. I paid £11 for the both of us which I thought was pretty pricey however, it did taste good!
If you are looking for a nice, clean walk with the opportunity to get food and feed some ducks, this is a great place to visit! Its very tranquil and has some great spots for taking photos!
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