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Cromers Wood

An ancient semi-natural woodland on the southeast side of a dry slope valley.

This ancient semi-natural woodland, rich in wildlife, sits on the southeast side of a dry slope valley. Most of the upper slopes and plateau have been converted to sweet chestnut coppice with a few oak standards. The greatest diversity of woodland flora is found on the lowest slopes where the chalk has its biggest impact in reducing soil acidity.

Nearby nature reserves

Stockbury Hill Wood
4 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Queendown Warren
5 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Kiln Wood
6 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Nr Sittingbourne
Map reference
TQ 906 604
Great for...
ancient trees
spring flowers
Best time to visit
Mar - Jul
Oct - Oct
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Opening Times
Open at all times
28.00 hectares
Local Wildlife Site (LWS)

Not Wheelchair accessible. The path from car park is unsurfaced clay soil, steep and narrow. It can be muddy and flooding when wet. Broad Oak Road, Milstead. Situated 1.6km ( 1 mile) south of Sittingbourne between Tunstall and Rodmersham. The B2163 runs south from Sittingbourne (Bell Road). Take a left turn (Broad Oak Road) towards Sittingbourne Research Centre. Take next left after sign for Enterprise Village, fork left on the track to the parking.
Walking information
Paths throughout the wood, can be muddy. Very old signage, after 500m the path surface runs out to become natural woodland floor and timber extraction route.
Small area for parking outside entrance gate and height barrier.
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Matt Hayes
Tel: 01622 662012