Swanscombe Heritage Park

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Swanscombe Heritage Park
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Biscuitbrownie
4 contributions
Exploring
Aug 2020
Went on an adventure with the grandchildren, found where the skull was discovered. Such a shame the information plaques have been vandalised.
Returned home to carry on fact finding with the kids.
Written 28 August 2020
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Nett O
13 contributions
Walk or bike rides
Jan 2020 • Solo
Great local place to walk around or take the bikes out. Little park for the kids probably better for slightly older kids though. Just a nice place to get some fresh air and there's usually a woodlouse or two on the way for a bit of a nature trail for younger kids.
Written 10 February 2020
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Stephen S
New Ash Green, UK1,862 contributions
Overated
Oct 2018 • Solo
This is a very ordinary park, ok for locals to walk the dog or take the kids to play that tries to inflate it's importance by claiming to be where remains of ancient Britons were found.
The worn-out information boards sound all very plausible until you investigate the basis for the claims that three fragments of skull bone found over a twenty year period belong to the same individual who lived 400,000 years ago.
Much weight is placed on the type of tools used, similar to contemporary 'stone age' tribes in existence today. At the time of this discovery the Piltdown Man was considered credible and this was seen as complimentary but we know what that turned out to be!
Not worth travelling far for.
Written 29 October 2018
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John_Allwright
Swanscombe, UK354 contributions
Dog walking
Feb 2017 • Couples
The site is very good for dog walking, it has a small play area for children. The information on the site history is very good.
Written 9 February 2017
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Ariela C
Brighton, UK142 contributions
Where ancient meets modern...
Jul 2016 • Couples
very interesting place to visit if you are into anthropology, helps yo to relate to the place you live differently... It is also a very nice walking place for nature lovers, with calm atmosphere - while you can here in a distance a constant breathing of a gigantic city - quite special...
Written 3 August 2016
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Keithms
Swanscombe, UK4 contributions
Beautiful setting
Jun 2016 • Couples
The path is full of picturers and details of inhabitants of the area millions of years before. great for walks and to sit and relax
Written 28 June 2016
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LoinerLes
Ilkley, UK59 contributions
Quiet spot amongst the village noise
Jan 2016 • Family
A great place to go with children and dogs. There's room for everyone, an unusual playground, a large field for ball games and a trek path around the park. You can also have a picnic on the tables scattered around the site. At school holiday times the local council have occasional children's activities in the park.
Written 25 April 2016
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Clive B
Dartford, UK1,336 contributions
400,000 Years of history makes for a nice stroll
Jun 2015 • Family
The impressive sculpture of a stone-age axe is the first indication that you are on a very historic site. In the midst of Summer this park provides a delightful walk that can excite young and old alike, with the imagination sparked with metal plaques set within the path showing some of the sites former residents, which includes amongst others, Elephants, Bears, Lions and Wolves. Whilst large granite stones, sliced in two with more descriptive information about the site, which are located by the side of the path, tells visitors how the remains found here date back some 400.000 years and are now on display at the Natural History Museum in London. The site includes a nature reserve and as such, a wide variety of wildlife and be enjoyed here, including wood peckers. For young visitors there is a nice dog-free play area, and a number of picnic benches nearby. The site is only let down by the lack of facilities and vandalism, with graffiti being scrawled over the plaque marking one of the sites greatest finds and the removal of one of the metal plaques next to it. However this should not put you off any visitors as its a fascinating site, and certainly one to share with guests.
Written 14 June 2015
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