Capstone Farm Country Park North Downs

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Capstone Farm Country Park North Downs
« on: March 20, 2010, 18:56 »
Our RangerKris's place  :D

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.

http://www.medway.gov.uk/environmentandplanning/countrysidesites/capstonefarmcountrypark.aspx
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Re: Capstone Farm Country Park North Downs
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 06:52 »
and if you ask nicely RangerKris will even show you around  :D.
It is a lovely park and the staff and local authority obviously care very much about it  :)
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Capstone Farm Country Park North Downs
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010, 17:44 »
I am always up for a walk around the park if your coming let me know.
Thanks
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Re: Capstone Farm Country Park North Downs
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 18:47 »
New Years Day walk at 10am

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Re: Capstone Farm Country Park North Downs
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 19:29 »
I practically grew up in this park :) I loved the animal section and the pony rides - such a shame they closed all that down. Haven't been for a few years since I moved up here but I have find memories.



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