Welcome to Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Common
Welcome to the beautiful Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons, located in Kent. The Commons offer 256 acres of land for your enjoyment, bursting with flora and fauna.
On this site you can find our Warden's weekly updates, invaluable maps to plan your visit, information on the history of the Commons, the management plan, photos and much more.
Covid-19 Update (September 2020)
Please enjoy your time on Tunbridge Wells or Rusthall Commons, but please continue to observe the following measures to keep everyone safe:
- Please observe the rule of 6 and only meet in a group of 6 or less, subject to government exclusions.
- Please ensure that you observe good social distancing practices and follow Government guidelines to keep at least 2 metres apart to minimise the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus. Where possible our pathways and tracks have been cut on either side to a width of 2 metres to maintain a minimum safe passing opportunity. If there are people are ahead of you and you cannot pass them or keep the required safe distance, then please stop and move aside.
- Benches – all benches will now be available for visitors to use. Please be aware that the benches are not sanitised and, in order to maintain social distancing of 2m (6’6”), you should only share a bench with other members of your household.
- Government guidance states that dogs in areas used by other people should be on leads to ensure the two metre distancing requirements are met. It is therefore our recommendation that all dogs are kept on leads while on the Commons. It is critical that dogs are kept under control, if someone is knocked down or injured in anyway by an out of control dog then this will potentially add to the pressure on the NHS and put those providing first aid at risk.
- Please take home all of your litter because it looks unpleasant for everyone else and it could be a source of virus transfer.
- Please do not spit or clear your nose while exercising.
- Please be kind to others, these are challenging times, please don't make it more difficult with confrontational behaviour.
- Now is a great time to try the less popular paths, to avoid other people. Have a look at our fabulous maps provided by the Friends of the Commons.
To keep up to date with other news and information relating to the Commons please consider joining our Facebook group: Facebook.com/groups/TWRCommons
Page last updated: 21/09/2020