This is one of the Trust's smallest reserves, wet woodland.

This is one of the Trust's smallest reserves. Several streams run through Ivy Hatch and as a result there are many wetland plants. The American skunk-cabbage has spread considerably; sphagnum moss grows in several areas, and there are numerous common spotted-orchids. The wood is formed mainly of sallows, alder, hazel and oak on the drier parts.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Wetland, Woodland
Species
Common Spotted orchid, Alder, Hazel

Nearby nature reserves

Kemsing Down
4 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre
4 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Fackenden Down
5 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
Ivy Hatch
Borough Green
Kent
TN15 0PA
Map reference
TQ 587 547
Great for...
fungi
lichens and mosses
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
0.50 hectares
Access
Wheelchair accessible. A circular trail with boardwalks gives access to visitors but the path can be rather wet at times.
Walking information
A circular trail with boardwalks gives access to visitors but the path can be rather wet at times.
Parking
Limited parking on Ismays Road.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Paul Glanfield
Tel: 01622 662012
info@kentwildlife.org.uk