Ashford Warren & Hoads Wood
Know before you go
Grazing animalsSeasonal grazing with cattle and/or Konik horses
An all-weather path runs along the bottom edge of the reserve.
Path leading from Car Park to main pond, with compacted gravel path/ sand. (300m)
There are kissing gates with one RADAR kissing gate.
All other routes have sections of steep inclines, steps and uneven surfaces.
Car park on slope and uneven surface.
Path leading from Car Park to main pond, with compacted gravel path/ sand. (300m) Kissing gates, with one RADAR kissing gate
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times.
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
Kent Wildlilfe Trust is working with the owners, Ashford Borough Council for the long-term future of this nature reserve for wildlife assured.
Many of the important habitats on this site have declined thorough the spread of alien species such as sycamore and sweet chestnut, and the area has been squeezed between major roads, railway lines, and the rapid urban development of Ashford.
There are, however, some important habitats that have survived, such as 'relic' wood pasture, veteran trees, nationally rare acid grassland supporting a range of tiny insects and flowering plants; wet pools and swamps - home to grass snake, great crested newts, and the spectacular water violet.