Tranquil ancient mixed woodland with a stream and ponds.

Location

Near West Farleigh
Maidstone
ME15 0NH
A static map of Quarry Wood

Know before you go

Size
26 hectares

Walking trails

Please keep to the marked route around the reserve. You can access the woods from the near by bridleway and footpaths.

Access

Not Wheelchair accessible. There are stiles and slopes. the paths are on rough ground, unsurfaced, uneven and of various gradients. Paths are slippery and muddy when wet.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

Much of the reserve is Sweet Chestnut coppice. The north side of the reserve has mature oak and beech and between here and the old ragstone quarry - ash and sycamore can be found in the long damp valley. There is a small area of conifers in the centre of the reserve in what was once a hop garden. The sides of the stream at the bottom of the valley are covered in plants such as golden saxifrage, cuckooflower, red campion and a large colony of ramsons. The valley slopes are covered with dog's mercury, early-purple orchid, twayblade and the occasional common spotted-orchid.

Contact us

Matt Hayes
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)
Regionally Important Geological Site (RIGS)