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Turners Field

The reserve is managed as part of an organic livestock farm in partnership with a local famer and consists of neutral grassland, a small stream, a pond and areas of scrub and mature woodland.

There is a sizeable margin of unimproved neutral grassland with anthills and a rich mixture of grasses and herbs such as pepper saxifrage, black knapweed and bird's-foot trefoil. Woodland and scrub include alder, hornbeam, oak and hazel with hawthorn and blackthorn.

 

A good range of birds and butterflies have been recorded notably nightingale and white admiral butterfly. Grass snakes and common lizards have also been recorded here.

Management has included the planting of new hedges to create three smaller fields and the creation of a pond for Great Crested Newts. The site is grazed by Hereford Cattle or cut for hay.

Nearby nature reserves

Wattle Wood
1 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Stone Wood
5 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Parsonage Wood
6 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Drury Road
Tenterden
Kent
TN30 6QG
Map reference
TQ 882 340
Great for...
ancient trees
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Sep - Nov
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
11.00 hectares
Access
No

Not Wheelchair accessible. There kissing gates, steps, a boardwalk and slopes. The paths are unsurfaced soil/grass. The boardwalks are slippery and muddy when wet. Waymarked paths - uneven in places - lead around the perimeter of the reserve
Walking information
There is a track that leads over a disused railway line onto the reserve. Waymarked paths - uneven in places - lead around the perimeter of the reserve.
Parking
Please park carefully in the street to avoid disturbing residents.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Hereford cattle
Reserve manager
Matt Hayes
Tel: 01622 662012
info@kentwildlife.org.uk