Eaglesfield Park is the second highest point in greater London and has excellent views across Kent to the South East and across London and the city to the North and East. It forms part of the Green Chain Walk, helping to link Oxleas Wood with Woodlands Farm and Bostall Wood and Lesnes Abbey beyond.
The park, which is unfenced and so permanently accessible, has a number of picnic tables and a small children’s play area. It is very well used by people of all ages, including families with young children, groups of young people, dog walkers, picnickers and individuals using the park for exercising, reading and meditating.
The lower part of the park, which is accessed across Eaglesfield Road, is largely left in its natural wild state. This area is excellent for picking blackberries and exercising dogs.
The old lily pond had dried up and become overgrown and an eyesore. Not many people visited this part of the park, or knew of the existence of a pond!
It is now restored to a wonderful wildlife pond with a surrounding meadow. The pond has certainly become a focus for local visitors (human and wildlife). The Friends of Eaglesfield Park carry out regular maintenance work to the pond and meadow and provide regular pond dipping sessions. The FOEP very much welcome help from anyone interested in these activities.
Eaglesfield Park has a varied and fascinating history. It is believed that the end of the park, near the pond, was part of an extensive late 18th and early 19th century pleasure garden.
A very rare anti-Zeppelin gun was situated in the park during the 1st World War and a barrage balloon which was used to defend against low-level attack by aircraft during World War Two. During excavations in 2007 the remains of Early Iron Age.
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FOEP Aims to:
- Preserve and enhance the biological and ecological environment within the park
- Preserve and enhance the infrastructure within the park to support the primary uses of the park
- Encourage community involvement and enjoyment of the park
- Provide a forum for consultation between local residents and park users and the council on all issues affecting the development and care of the park
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