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Water Safety & Park Rules

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Water Safety

In order to enjoy your time at Leybourne Lakes Country Park, it is important that you read our water safety and park rules, as well as the Countryside Code.

It is important to consider water safety when visiting this park. When there is hot weather it is tempting to cool off in public lakes, rivers, streams and ponds, especially for children and young adults. However, this can be very dangerous, even fatal.

See the Water Safety Code available from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Parks Rules

We have some simple rules we ask users of the Country Park to follow to ensure everyone can enjoy them safely and free from nuisance or anti-social behaviour. These rules are known as Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs).

There is no unauthorised swimming permitted (entering the water at any depth/distance) on any of the lakes. Open water swimming can be arranged through Leybourne Lakes Water Sports Centre.

It’s an offence to continue to drink alcohol in one of our public places when asked by an authorised officer not to do so.

Unauthorised barbeques are not permitted in the Country Park.

Unauthorised camping is not permitted in the Country Park.

Dogs must be kept under control and on a lead where required. Owners must clear up after their dog and the maximum number of dogs a single person may exercise at one time is six.

Drones may not be flown without authorisation.

Public toilets are available in the Country Park. It is an offence to go to the toilet in a public place.

Countryside Code

The Countryside Code is your guide to the outdoors. Whether you’re in the countryside, enjoying the coast, our waterways or an urban park, it’s there to help guide you through nature.  Find out more

  • be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • leave gates and property as you find them
  • do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • be nice, say hello, share the space
  • follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
  • take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • dog poo – bag it and bin it in any public waste bin or take it home
  • care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
  • check your route and local conditions
  • plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory


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