The Great Outdoors – Tunbridge Wells

Five beautiful places to visit in Tunbridge Wells this autumn.

Dunorlan Park

Dunorlan Park
Once a private landscaped garden, Dunorlan Park is now a historically important and much-loved public park. The 78 acres of land include a boating lake, Grecian temple, fountain, natural play area and wonderful Wealden views. Each year the town’s firework display takes place here, so look out for some bright lights on November 7.

Toad Rock

Toad Rock
This unusual rock formation can be found in Rusthall and is thought to look like a toad sitting. The main Toad Rock was eroded into its current shape by wind action during the Ice Age and the area has been designated as a site of special scientific interest. Other outcrops can be seen throughout the Tunbridge Wells area, and are well worth a visit.

Calverley Grounds

Calverley Grounds
Located in the town centre, this popular and historic park has attractive lawns and ornamental gardens, including an Italianate garden. It’s also the place to go if you want to indulge in a little sporting activity, as the grounds boast three tennis courts, two netball courts, three croquet lawns and a basketball court.

Bidborough Ridge

Bidborough Ridge
Head to Bidborough Ridge for stunning views across the countryside. The peaceful village has some great walks where you can enjoy the scenery, and the Kentish Hare pub is well worth a visit, especially for a warming glass of something on a cold autumnal day.

Broadwater Warren

Broadwater Warren Nature Reserve
Restored in 2007, this heathland and woodland area is situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty and is run by the RSPB. Here you can see all kinds of wildlife, enjoy long walks and also take part in the various trails and events they run throughout the year.