Once a private landscaped garden, Dunorlan Park is now an
historically important and much-loved public park. The Heritage
Lottery Fund award of £2.1 million has enabled the restoration of
Dunorlan's historic features and improved access into and around
A little way out of town, on the A264, Dunorlan is spacious and
elegant with wide grassy slopes and magnificent views across the
lake to the Weald.
To find out more about the restoration, please look at:
A number of popular events are held
in Dunorlan Park and The
Friends of Dunorlan Park also hold talks and guided walks on a
range of topics.
You can now donate a tree or shrub in Dunorlan
Park. For more information see our 'Tree and
Shrub Donation Scheme' page.
Find out more about the history of Dunorlan
Pond Dipping at Dunorlan Park
The Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in
partnership with Kent High Weald Partnership (KHWP), Dunorlan Park
Head Gardener Tony Ewins and the Friends of Dunorlan Park have been
working to improve the small top pond. Volunteers from the Park,
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and KHWP all took part in
constructing the pond dipping platforms, benches and tables. As
well as improving the water quality and working on the island and
the habitats around the waters edge.
All this work has made the pond area into a
safe and fun resource for schools and local groups to enjoy. KHWP
has created a pond dipping kit containing all the essentials needed
for a session exploring the water world.
If you would like to book a Pond Dipping
session for your school, club or organisation, please complete the
booking form below and return to Helen Timms, Parks and Sports
Team, Town Hall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS or via email to
Pond Dipping Booking Form Word Document 654KB
Park Pond Dipping Education Pack Acrobat/PDF File
For further information please visit:
Dunorlan Park outdoor learning
Features of the park include: lake (with boats in the summer),
model boats, cafe, meadows, fishing (in season) and events
field. Please visit the boathouse for boat hire.
Toilets are located near the Pembury Road entrance and at the
Please view and download the park
map or if you need to plan your route why not try
- The following buses stop in Pembury Road, 6 (destination
Maidstone), 278 (destination Sherwood), 297 (destination
Tenterden). For more information visit the Arriva website or call
Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (this is a national rate number)
- In addition, Southlands Travel run the 285 which serves
Hawkenbury and stops at the entrance to the Events Field in Bayhall
Road, telephone: 01322 660661.
Dunorlan Park Map &
Acrobat/PDF File 348k
Park Boat Hire Info.
Acrobat/PDF File 160k
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Link to Google Maps Directions