Ancient woodland with a wide range of ground flora.

The woodland consists mainly of oak, hazel and hornbeam with some field maple, willow and birch.Coppicing and ride management is carried out by staff and volunteers. The stream to the north is particularly interesting. Lady fern, broad buckler-fern and herb-Paris are common. The pond in the northeast corner supports a good colony of water violet and is a great spot for birds such as woodcock and the occasional kingfisher.

Species and habitats

Ponds, Woodland
Lady Fern, Herb-Paris, Woodcock, Kingfisher

Nearby nature reserves

Spuckles & Kennelling Woods (Wilderness Down)
4 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Cromers Wood
6 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Hothfield Heathlands
6 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Between Lenham and Sandway
ME17 2HS
Map reference
TQ 886 515
Great for...
ancient trees
spring flowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
6.00 hectares
Not Wheelchair accessible. There are Kissing gates. The surface is clay soil and level It can be muddy when wet.
Walking information
Circular paths, occasionally muddy.
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Matt Hayes
Tel: 01622 662012