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Wattle Wood

A charming area of ancient woodland of just over one hectare within a larger wet woodland complex.

Oak appears mainly as standards, with hornbeam and sweet chestnut as the main coppice species. Alder and willow are also coppiced in the wetter areas. Recent coppicing has encouraged a diversity of flora and fauna. Characteristic species such as early-purple orchid are common. Dormice have been seen on the reserve and probably breed there.

Species and habitats

Ponds, Woodland
Hazel dormouse, Early Purple Orchid, Alder, Sweet Chestnut

Nearby nature reserves

Turners Field
1 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Parsonage Wood
5 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Stone Wood
6 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Wattle Wood
TN30 6TH
Map reference
TQ 873 354
Great for...
ancient trees
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
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1.00 hectares
Ancient Woodland
Local Wildlife Site (LWS)
Not Wheelchair accessible. Access to the reserve is via footpaths and across a field. Several steps on prow. Kissing gate at site entrance
Walking information
Access is via a public footpath.
Layby on Reader's Bridge Road.
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Matt Hayes
Tel: 01622 662012