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Coombe Park Visitor Area

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Picnic area at Coombe Country Park under horse chesnut trees. The 500 acre park has an extensive area for use by visitors for barbeques and picnics that has been a focal point for families for many years. The park has gardens, woodland, lakeside walks, and is popular with bird watchers.

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