Wattle Wood

David Kilbey

A charming area of ancient woodland of just over one hectare within a larger wet woodland complex.

Location

Wattle Wood
Tenterden
TN30 6TH
A static map of Wattle Wood

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Walking trails

Access is via a public footpath.

Access

Not Wheelchair accessible. Access to the reserve is via footpaths and across a field. Several steps on prow. Kissing gate at site entrance

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

Oak appears mainly as standards, with hornbeam and sweet chestnut as the main coppice species. Alder and willow are also coppiced in the wetter areas. Recent coppicing has encouraged a diversity of flora and fauna. Characteristic species such as early-purple orchid are common. Dormice have been seen on the reserve and probably breed there.

Contact us

Matt Hayes
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Ancient Woodland
Local Wildlife Site (LWS)