Spuckles & Kennelling Woods (Wilderness Down)
Know before you go
Grazing animalsCattle and sheep
Entry is via public footpaths with stiles.
Not Wheelchair accessible. Bridle and field gates, steep slopes, woodland bridleway, uneven and can be muddy.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July, September to November
About the reserve
Lying in the heart of the mid Kent Downs on an escarpment 650 feet above sea level, there reserves comprise precious ancient woodland and chalk grassland, and are at the centre of Kent Wildlife Trust's 'Wilderness Down' project and part of its living landscape vision to reconnect the countryside - providing widlilfe corridors for species to move around easily, thereby helping to restore biodoversity. The Trust is hopeful that its restoration work will encourage the return of the marbled white butterfly and the majestic red kite.