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Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

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Background infomation

Oare Gunpowder Works gunpowder was manufactured for several centuries on a site that has become valuable for wildlife. Visitors are invited to follow the marked trails that lead through the woodlands and grassy glades, past the millpond and discover the remains of industry Oare Gunpowder Works is a unique blend of heritage and wildlife. There is easy parking, well-marked trails and several picnic areas.

Interpretation panels are spread throughout the site and there are more in the visitor centre.

The site is ownerd by Swale Borough Coucncil and managed by The Kent Countryside Management Partnerships (CMP's) and Friends of Oare Gunpowder Works.

Education and events

There are many educational opportunities at Oare Gunpowder Works and a class visit will support many areas of the National Curriculum. This website offers resources to complement a visit by Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils. Many of these resources can be adapted for use with older students and teachers will find a preliminary visit will trigger many ideas. If you would like a supervised visit with the education ranger for a class please contact us 01622 683695 or Email: 


We have a packed programme of events on the site in the school holidays from pond dipping to bush craft for families. For more information and full listings visit our website or call Medway Valley Countryside Partnership 01622 6836954

Visitor Centre Opening Times

Weekends and Public Holidays from April to November 10.30am to 4.30pm

Contacts 01622 683695