Know before you go
Grazing animalsSometimes - sheep
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.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch 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.