Brockhill Country Park

Brockhill Country Park, Hythe: Address, Phone Number, Brockhill Country Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Brockhill Country Park
4.5
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Stroll through this old Victorian pleasure garden and marvel at the range of habitats. The lake is a shady oasis and the valley swoops down to the Brockhill stream, teeming with life. The park offers fantastic views to the English Channel.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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PurplePip
Broadstairs, UK8 contributions
Feb 2020
I visited on a frosty Thursday in February. It cost £1.50 to park all day, which I thought was good value, it costs me £1.40 an hour to park in my home town! The toilets were clean, but only cold water for washing hands. There is a small cafe, which was very reasonable, a large mug of tea & slice of coffee & walnut cake for £3.20. The ladies in the cafe were very friendly & the service was good.
There are several walks at Brockhill, all starting by walking down quite a steep path.There is a free information leaflet available by the cafe/ toilets. The walks go around the large lake, then you can choose to go off up hill to the red route & several fields. The red route takes you over the stream & up a steep grassy field, where there was a small flock of sheep. You get great views across the English Channel to France. It's worth taking a change of footwear as the red path is unmade & rather muddy in places.
There is a children's play area, but I didn't go in there.
Dogs are welcome in the park & can go into the cafe.
An enjoyable day out, which will be lovely in every season. When I was there, there were swathes of snowdrops, which were beautiful. In a week or so the daffodils will be out to.
Written February 7, 2020
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wheelveller_1202
London, UK12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
This park widely caters for wheelchair users as well as on foot visitors. Terrain wise my wheelchair was able to access many parts of the park such as the play area excellent for small children, the lake and many more! The Atma Cafe was phenomenal too. Very welcoming and kind and exceptional customer service as well🙂 Geraldine and Jasmine in particular! The park itself was peaceful and calm and really reflected the true beauty of the Kent downs too! I was very impressed with the size of the disabled toilets as you could fit 3 wheelchairs or pushchairs in however the only downfall would be that the doors were slightly heavy to open and fit somebody who would like independence, this may not be ideal. However on the whole I would definitely comeback here again!
Written August 13, 2021
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BobTheWasp
East Sussex, UK58 contributions
Oct 2020
A first visit for an afternoon walk. A family of six ranging from ten to seventy-six and we all loved it! I do not normally review parks, but this was something special. With Halloween a few days away, the park had a few surprises. Spider webs, witches’ houses, skeletons in boats and more. I would like to congratulate the team that looks after this park, not only for expertly maintaining the flora and fauna but for the Halloween special effects which were a real treat.
Written October 24, 2020
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davidmweb
Maidstone, UK21 contributions
Feb 2020
This has a very limited car park, which was so small that all spaces were taken on a grey and overcast day when I first called there but I managed to find the very last space on my second call that day. Flat fee of £1.50 per day in the week. This is miles from anywhere so a car is necessary to get there. However, an interesting place to visit, set in a valley with trckling water all round, waterfalls and a lake. They had a borad up that said they had recently had kingfishers there, which would not surprise me from the layout and fauna. Very slippy underfoot with some formasl walkway but not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility problems to all parts. They have a cafe and full toilet facilities plus many areas of grass for families to sit and picnic.
Written February 26, 2020
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Honey
1 contribution
Jun 2020 • Family
Beware of the parking. I used the telephone payment system, called the number, registered and paid the car parking. A week later I receive a parking fine of £70 (£40 if paid in 14 days). I appealed but apparently there’s no record of my call, despite me having the call log. I will not be back!
Written June 25, 2020
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John A
Brentwood, UK300 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We called in to cook off on a very hot day. One car park machine was refusing to accept registration numbers and by the time we left engineers were working on the other so there would be no way to pay.
Pleasant walk down and around the lake.
Written September 8, 2021
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Hi John A, thank you for your review. We're glad you've been able to enjoy our country parks and we're sorry to hear about this inconvenience. Other than our car park machines we allow payment via the app PaybyPhone, website or phone number; payments made by paybyphone can be made up to 23:59 on the date of visit. If there are any other issues feel free to contact us at country@kent.gov.uk or on the phone number 03000 413500 and we can get back to you quicker. kind regards, Kent Country Parks
Written December 13, 2021
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Disy44
Ashford, UK61 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Been going here for over 20 years now was brilliant but today the meal was awful. I had shepherd's pie with veg. The pie was all mash potatoes with nothing underneath and I had two boiled potatoes and one was clearly rotten as black on the outside and inside. Hubby had wedges which was basically a plate of lettuce leafs.
Written August 22, 2021
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FamilySwiss1
Hythe, UK22 contributions
Aug 2019
Been here many times over several years, particularly good for children. Plenty of room to stretch their legs, explore, play park and a lovely walk around the lake. Good for picnics and a pleasant cafe for food, drink and ice creams. Small charge for car park, otherwise free entry. Look out for children's activity days.
Written April 3, 2020
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Lollipopsbaby
Marina Romea, Italy334 contributions
Sep 2020
Absolutely love this place and during these difficulties the park has been Covid safe to ensure we all stay safe . Cafe and toilets are open . Car park reasonable price but on the phone no cash . Not sure if at this time you can bq . To spend all day here is fantastic and the easy bit is last adult to the car park pays for the ice creams.
Written September 13, 2020
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131nicky
Ashford, UK7 contributions
Mar 2019
There's the park itself with water, rolling fields, easy access bits, and lots of space for dogs to run about. And there's the playground, on a slope with a super long slide and natural area above for scrambling about among the trees. Something for everyone, and merits a good long visit.

Haven't tried the refreshments, and paying for parking is a downside.
Written January 11, 2020
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