Park Gate Down and Park Wood Up
About the event
The walk will start in the flower-rich grassland of Park Gate Down before climbing out of the valley, listening for the song of nesting birds in hedgerow and scrub into the ancient Elham Park Wood. See how many heathlands plants we can spot on the woodland rides, before returning to the chalk in the valley bottom.
The walk is 3 miles at a gentle pace with rugged uneven ground and some steep slopes. The Lower paths are level, the upper paths steep. The surface is slippery and muddy when wet.
The High Downs Project is funded by National Grid and is working on a landscape scale to improve the distribution of native wild plants and animals in the Elham and Petham area of the Kent Downs AONB
Suitable forFamilies, Children, Adults, Experts, Beginners
Know before you go
There is uneven ground, some steep slopes, Kissing gates, and rambler gates
What to bring
Stout shoes or walking boots