Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

Heritage Site and Nature Reserve

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Finding the site 

Oare Gunpowder Works is located to the North of Bysing Wood Road, just off the Western Link road to Oare in Faversham.  


Just follow the brown 'country park' sign from Bysing Wood Road and veer right until you find the visitor centre.

Entrance sign

Facilities & Opening Times

The site is open to the public seven days a week. Please note that vehicle access to the car park will be restricted to the following times: 9 am to 5 pm weekdays all year round and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm weekends and public holidays from April to November. 

It is vitally important that vehicles vacate the site by the closing times indicated as the gate will be closed and locked at this time.

Visitor Centre Opening Times: Weekends and public holidays from the 9th March to the 10th November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  

Car Parking

There is a good car park for visitors, directly in front of the visitor centre.    

Visitor Centre & Toilets

There is a superb visitor centre and some toilets at the site, currently open at weekends and Bank Holidays from the 9th March through to November the 10th. The centre can be booked for educational sessions and events.  

interpretation in visitor centre

Wardens are available to give help and answer queries when the centre is open.  There are also plentiful displays explaining the history of the gunpowder works and the variety of wildlife that thrives here.  

Finding your way around (maps)

 Where you can go  

There are also some coloured trails on-site which help you to plan your walk.  There are surfaced paths suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.  




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