Brenchley Wood

Brenchley Wood

Brenchley Wood

Ancient woodland with heathland and bog


Between Matfield and Pembury
TN12 7ER
A static map of Brenchley Wood

Know before you go

15 hectares

Grazing animals

Sometimes - sheep

Walking trails

Wear suitable footwear as it may be muddy at times.


Not Wheelchair accessible. Surface is level ,Forest track, gravel/earth. Has kissing gate, other gates. Can be boggy in places during winter, Basic sign board.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to August

About the reserve

The original Brenchley Wood Nature Reserve covers about 8 hectares of relic High Weald woodland between Brenchley and Pembury. This secluded reserve is rich in wildlife. The woods are dominated by majestic beech and oak trees. A small area of heathland to the north has been restored from pine plantation and low shrubby heather and dwarf gorse is now returning. As part of a project with the High Weald AONB, the Trust have produced a downloadable leaflet looking at some of the historical features and uses of Brenchley Wood nature reserve in the past. The leaflet points out historical features that have been uncovered from recent woodland archaeological survey work, and explains what they were for. Once downloaded it can be used whilst visiting the reserve to find the clues to how Brenchley Wood, like many other woods in the High Weald, have been used and managed for hundreds of years.

Contact us

Matt Hayes
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)