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Bigbury Camp

A pre-Roman built hillfort in Howfield Wood.

Bigbury camp is a pre-Roman Iron Age hillfort in Howfield Wood. There is some evidence that Bigbury is the site of a battle recorded by Julius Caesar during his first visit to England in 55BC. The Trust is working to remove coppice trees from the ancient earthworks and is collaborating with archaeologists to learn more about this site.

Species and habitats

Heathland, Woodland
Nightjar, Woodcock, Bluebell

Nearby nature reserves

South Blean
2 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Broadham Down
4 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
West Blean and Thornden Woods
4 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Nearest address: Bigbury Road
Chartham Hatch
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Great for...
historical interest
stunning views
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Local Wildlife Site (LWS)
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Not wheelchair accessible. There is a Kissing Gate and the steep slopes are slippery.
Walking information
The North Downs Way runs through the reserve and can be joined at Chartham Hatch to the west or on Faulkners Road from Harbledown to the east.
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Highland cattle and Konik horses
Reserve manager
John Wilson and Mark Tuson
Tel: 01622 662012 and