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Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

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Interesting Place To Visit and Take a Strool

A historical site combined with a small country park which is ideal for all ages. Interesting to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EODUK
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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This is a small walk through greenery surrounded by history. There are signs which provide details... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Moonladybird
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“lovely walk”(7 reviews)
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Bysing Wood Road, Oare, Faversham ME13 7UD, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 August 2012

The Gunpowder Works (or what is left of them) is a fascinating place to grab some fresh air. Lots of interesting information is on hand along the several walks around the now derelict site, but enough remains of the old buildings to give some idea...More

3  Thank Nigel J
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

There are 2 entrances to this park, one via the Western Link Road the other via Bysing Wood Road. I live locally in Oare village so l used the Western Link Road entrance. As a new dog owner l decided to visit with my 6...More

3  Thank morrimail28
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A historical site combined with a small country park which is ideal for all ages. Interesting to read the story of the gunpowder mills and see what remains. Small tea shop on site but also good to take a picnic, dog friendly but they need...More

Thank EODUK
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This is a small walk through greenery surrounded by history. There are signs which provide details on the structure and a visitors centre with parking at the main entrance. It’s well kept and clean. There is a river running through also that is a delight....More

Thank Moonladybird
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great place to visit for all ages Interesting history on the gunpowder works with informative boards Nice to walk around with the dog too

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This really is a wonderful place to walk. Beautiful to see nature reclaiming what was once an industrial area. Lovely old industrial architecture, clear paths, lots of wildlife. Beautifully maintained too. We love walking here all year round.

Thank Rellevart75
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place! Admittedly I didn’t read the website properly and was gutted the visitor centre wasn’t open. This meant no toilets were open. We weren’t able to stay as long as we’d like to because of the toilets but still managed 1-2 hours....More

Thank Emma L
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I had come to Oare because I have a book of 'Wild Ruins' which lists the old gunpowder works. I had not realised that there is a lot more to the place than some derelict industrial buildings. In fact, because nature and wildlife is even...More

3  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Visited here today with my mum, son and the dog. Enjoyed a lovely shady walkaround the park which was lovely given it was 30 degrees today. Enjoyed walking by the lake and saw swans. Interesting to read about the history of the place. Free parking....More

Thank chunkles
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Spent 15 minutes in the visitor centre and then an hour walking through the parkland and having a look at the remains of the Gunpowder mills. Not much of the original mills remain, so information boards give you an idea of what you are looking...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I found this place purely by accident but enjoyed every moment of it. The park has a car park which is free and an informative visitor centre showing the history of the Gunpowder Works, a small cafe and toilet facilities. There are signposted walks around...More

Thank livelifet0thefull
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

So quiet and such a lovely place I feel undiscovered fitting!! Well made paths lots of wildlife disabled access and family friendly. Bonus free parking too.

Thank JulieG5262
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Sure can wonderful work out for a dog
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No its a donation. They also sell tea or coffee
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