Betteshanger Colliery was the largest of the Kent Coalfields when it closed in 1989. In 2003 SEEDA chose a joint team of Lovejoy and Rummey Design to produce a masterplan for the creation of Betteshanger Country Park.
Peter Wilder carried out the terrain and surface water modelling for the park and the design of the drainage strategy which included two new wetlands to intercept site runoff. The landform, which is a by-product from the coal mining process, contains fossils embedded in the shale extracted from beneath the English Channel.
Today the park is one of the regions best cycling facilities and hosts events such as the Human Powered Vehicle World Championships.
Clicking on the above image will take you through into a whole new interactive world to explore Betteshanger Country Park which was constructed from over 1400 images shot with our Inspire 1 Drone on Friday 26th May 2017. The model provides an opportunity to view the site in orbit or FPV mode and you will find the settings down on the lower right-hand corner once you have opened the model.