Kent Wildlife Trust

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Pegwell Bay may have been the site of Julius Caesar's landing in Britain in 54 BC.[1]

Kent Wildlife Trust covers the county of Kent, and some parts of London in England, and is one of the largest of the 47 Wildlife Trust organisations in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Alderney. Kent Wildlife Trust has over 31,000 members in total.[2]

Founded in 1958, Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading conservation charity for Kent and Medway, with the purpose of protecting wildlife, educating the public, influencing decision makers and restoring habitats. The Trust manages reserves that include a range of habitats of extraordinary beauty that accommodate much endangered wildlife. The Trust manages over 65 nature reserves covering more than 8,000 acres of land for wildlife, including over 55 miles of roadside nature reserve.[2]

Nature reserves

Key

Public access

  • FP = Access to footpaths only
  • NO = No public access to to the site
  • YES = Free public access to all or most of the site
  • PP = Access to part of the site

Classifications

  • GCR = Geological Conservation Review
  • LNR = Local Nature Reserve
  • NCR = Nature Conservation Review
  • NNR = National Nature Reserve
  • Ramsar = Internationally important Ramsar wetland site
  • SAC = Special Area of Conservation
  • SM = Scheduled Monument
  • SPA = Special Protection Area
  • SSSI = Site of Special Scientific Interest
Site Photograph Area[a] Location[a] Public access Classifications Description
Ashford Warren & Hoads Wood[3] Ashford Warren 34.5 hectares
(85 acres)
Ashford
51°09′36″N 0°51′43″E / 51.160°N 0.862°E / 51.160; 0.862 (Ashford Warren & Hoads Wood)
TR002439
YES
Bigbury Camp[4] Bigbury Camp Not
available
Canterbury
51°16′44″N 1°02′02″E / 51.279°N 1.034°E / 51.279; 1.034 (Bigbury Camp)
TR117577
YES SM
Blue Bell Hill[5] Blue Bell Hill 5 hectares
(12 acres)
Chatham
51°19′52″N 0°30′04″E / 51.331°N 0.501°E / 51.331; 0.501 (Blue Bell Hill)
TQ743621
YES AONB, SSSI[6]
Brenchley Wood[7] 15 hectares
(37 acres)
Tonbridge
51°09′14″N 0°21′18″E / 51.154°N 0.355°E / 51.154; 0.355 (Brenchley Wood)
TQ648420
YES
Broadham Down[8] Broadham Down 16 hectares
(40 acres)
Canterbury
51°14′42″N 0°59′10″E / 51.245°N 0.986°E / 51.245; 0.986 (Broadham Down)
TR085538
YES This nature reserve has views over the Stour Valley. Three species of bat hibernate on the site, which has chalk grassland, woodland and scrub. Flowering plants include fragrant and common spotted orchids.[8]
Burham Down[9] 110 hectares
(270 acres)
Rochester
51°20′02″N 0°29′20″E / 51.334°N 0.489°E / 51.334; 0.489 (Burham Down)
TQ735624
YES
Burham Marsh[10] 36 hectares
(89 acres)
Rochester
51°19′37″N 0°27′32″E / 51.327°N 0.459°E / 51.327; 0.459 (Burham Marsh)
TQ714615
YES
Collingwood[11] 3 hectares
(7.4 acres)
Cranbrook
51°02′06″N 0°30′32″E / 51.035°N 0.509°E / 51.035; 0.509 (Collingwood)
TQ760292
YES
Conningbrook Lakes Country Park[12] Conningbrook Lakes Country Park 34 hectares
(84 acres)
Ashford
51°09′22″N 0°53′56″E / 51.156°N 0.899°E / 51.156; 0.899 (Conningbrook Lakes Country Park)
TR028436
YES
Cowden Pound Pastures[13] 6 hectares
(15 acres)
Edenbridge
51°10′12″N 0°05′10″E / 51.170°N 0.086°E / 51.170; 0.086 (Cowden Pound Pastures)
TQ459433
YES SSSI[14]
Cromers Wood[15] Cromers Wood 28 hectares
(69 acres)
Sittingbourne
51°18′40″N 0°43′59″E / 51.311°N 0.733°E / 51.311; 0.733 (Cromers Wood)
TQ906604
YES
Darland Banks[16] Darland Banks 45 hectares
(110 acres)
Gillingham
51°21′32″N 0°34′19″E / 51.359°N 0.572°E / 51.359; 0.572 (Darland Banks)
TQ792654
YES LNR
Downe Bank[17] Downe Bank 5 hectares
(12 acres)
Orpington
51°19′44″N 0°03′47″E / 51.329°N 0.063°E / 51.329; 0.063 (Downe Bank)
TQ438609
YES SSSI Downe Bank is a meadow and woodland area associated with Charles Darwin, who lived locally. High Elms is woodland which has locally uncommon species, such as green hellebore, bird's-nest orchid, spurgelaurel and yellow bird's-nest.[18]
East Blean Wood[19] East Blean Wood 122 hectares
(300 acres)
Canterbury
51°20′06″N 1°08′53″E / 51.335°N 1.148°E / 51.335; 1.148 (East Blean Wood)
TR194642
YES NNR, SAC, SSSI
Fackenden Down[20] 14 hectares
(35 acres)
Sevenoaks
51°19′23″N 0°11′46″E / 51.323°N 0.196°E / 51.323; 0.196 (Fackenden Down)
TQ531605
YES SSSI[21]
Gill, TheThe Gill[22] 12 hectares
(30 acres)
Cranbrook
51°07′12″N 0°28′05″E / 51.120°N 0.468°E / 51.120; 0.468 (The Gill)
TQ728385
NO
Ham Fen[23] Ham Fen 30 hectares
(74 acres)
Deal
51°14′56″N 1°20′10″E / 51.249°N 1.336°E / 51.249; 1.336 (Ham Fen)
TR329553
NO
Hewitt's Chalk Bank[24] 4 hectares
(9.9 acres)
Sevenoaks
51°20′46″N 0°07′26″E / 51.346°N 0.124°E / 51.346; 0.124 (Hewitt's Chalk Bank)
TQ480629
YES
Holborough Marshes[25] Holborough Marshes 35 hectares
(86 acres)
Snodland
51°20′13″N 0°26′56″E / 51.337°N 0.449°E / 51.337; 0.449 (Holborough Marshes)
TQ707626
YES SSSI
Hothfield Heathlands[26] Hothfield Heathlands 86 hectares
(210 acres)
Ashford
51°10′37″N 0°49′12″E / 51.177°N 0.820°E / 51.177; 0.820 (Hothfield Heathlands)
TQ972458
YES LNR,[27] SSSI[28]
Ivy Hatch[29] 0.5 hectares
(1.2 acres)
Sevenoaks
51°16′08″N 0°16′26″E / 51.269°N 0.274°E / 51.269; 0.274 (Ivy Hatch)
TQ587547
YES
Kemsing Down[30] 16 hectares
(40 acres)
Sevenoaks
51°18′47″N 0°13′23″E / 51.313°N 0.223°E / 51.313; 0.223 (Kemsing Down)
TQ550594
YES AONB
Kiln Wood[31] 6 hectares
(15 acres)
Maidstone
51°13′55″N 0°42′00″E / 51.232°N 0.700°E / 51.232; 0.700 (Kiln Wood)
TQ886515
YES
Larches, TheThe Larches[32] The Larches 25 hectares
(62 acres)
Maidstone
51°17′56″N 0°33′43″E / 51.299°N 0.562°E / 51.299; 0.562 (The Larches)
TQ787587
YES SSSI
Longfield Chalk Bank[33] 2 hectares
(4.9 acres)
Longfield
51°24′00″N 0°17′46″E / 51.400°N 0.296°E / 51.400; 0.296 (Longfield Chalk Bank)
TQ598693
YES
Lydden Temple Ewell[34] File:Lydden and Temple Ewell Downs 90 hectares
(220 acres)
Dover
51°09′43″N 1°15′18″E / 51.162°N 1.255°E / 51.162; 1.255 (Lydden Temple Ewell)
TR277453
YES NNR, SAC, SSSI
Marden Meadow[35] 5.6 hectares
(14 acres)
Tonbridge
51°10′23″N 0°31′16″E / 51.173°N 0.521°E / 51.173; 0.521 (Marden Meadow)
TQ763445
YES SSSI[36]
Nashenden Down[37] Nashenden Down 55 hectares
(140 acres)
Rochester
51°21′50″N 0°29′02″E / 51.364°N 0.484°E / 51.364; 0.484 (Nashenden Down)
TQ730657
YES AONB[37] This nature reserve was created from a large arable field in 2009, and it is being regenerated with chalk grassland species, partly by colonisation from a steep bank which escaped ploughing and partly by seed spreading. An area of scrub provides a habitat for birds.[37]
Nemo Down[38] 62 hectares
(150 acres)
Dover
51°07′48″N 1°16′34″E / 51.130°N 1.276°E / 51.130; 1.276 (Nemo Down)
TR293419
YES
Oare Marshes[39] Oare Marshes 81 hectares
(200 acres)
Faversham
51°20′46″N 0°53′20″E / 51.346°N 0.889°E / 51.346; 0.889 (Oare Marshes)
TR013647
YES LNR, Ramsar, SPA, SSSI
Old Park Hill[40] 40 hectares
(99 acres)
Dover
51°08′49″N 1°16′44″E / 51.147°N 1.279°E / 51.147; 1.279 (Old Park Hill)
TR294438
YES AONB
Park Gate Down[41] Park Gate Down 7 hectares
(17 acres)
Canterbury
51°10′08″N 1°00′36″E / 51.169°N 1.010°E / 51.169; 1.010 (Park Gate Down)
TR168457
YES SAC, SSSI
Parsonage Wood[42] 9 hectares
(22 acres)
Cranbrook
51°04′01″N 0°33′47″E / 51.067°N 0.563°E / 51.067; 0.563 (Parsonage Wood)
TQ797329
YES SSSI[43]
Polhill Bank[44] Polhill Bank 4 hectares
(9.9 acres)
Sevenoaks
51°19′26″N 0°09′58″E / 51.324°N 0.166°E / 51.324; 0.166 (Polhill Bank)
TQ510605
YES AONB
Quarry Wood[45] Quarry Wood 26 hectares
(64 acres)
Maidstone
51°14′20″N 0°27′54″E / 51.239°N 0.465°E / 51.239; 0.465 (Quarry Wood)
TQ722518
YES
Queendown Warren[46] Queendown Warren 76 hectares
(190 acres)
Sittingbourne
51°20′02″N 0°37′16″E / 51.334°N 0.621°E / 51.334; 0.621 (Queendown Warren)
TQ827629
YES AONB,[46] LNR,[47] NCR,[48] Plantlife,[49] SAC,[50][51] SSSI[52]
Romney Marsh[53] 11 hectares
(27 acres)
New Romney
50°59′49″N 0°57′36″E / 50.997°N 0.960°E / 50.997; 0.960 (Romney Marsh)
TR078261
YES
Ruxley Gravel Pits[54] Ruxley Gravel Pits 11 hectares
(27 acres)
Orpington
51°24′36″N 0°07′05″E / 51.410°N 0.118°E / 51.410; 0.118 (Ruxley Gravel Pits)
TQ474700
NO SSSI[55] There are four water filled pits with areas of fen. Over 500 plants species have been recorded and 169 birds, out of which 53 are breeding species. There are also 23 butterfly species, 23 dragonfly and over 500 beetles. Water quality is high.[55]
Sandwich and Pegwell Bay[56] Pegwell Bay 615 hectares
(1,520 acres)
Ramsgate
51°19′12″N 1°21′29″E / 51.320°N 1.358°E / 51.320; 1.358 (Sandwich and Pegwell Bay)
TR341632
YES LNR, NNR, Ramsar, SAC, SPA, SSSI
Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve[57] Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve 73 hectares
(180 acres)
Sevenoaks
51°17′13″N 0°10′41″E / 51.287°N 0.178°E / 51.287; 0.178 (Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve)
TQ520565
YES SSSI
Sladden Wood[58] 7 hectares
(17 acres)
Dover
51°08′24″N 1°13′30″E / 51.140°N 1.225°E / 51.140; 1.225 (Sladden Wood)
TR257428
YES
South Blean[59] South Blean 329 hectares
(810 acres)
Canterbury
51°16′30″N 0°59′56″E / 51.275°N 0.999°E / 51.275; 0.999 (South Blean)
TR093571
YES This site has native woodland, conifer plantations, heath and bog. KWT is gradually removing the conifers to allow natural regeneration, and it also manages the site by grazing and coppicing. Birds include nightjars and nightingales.[59]
South Swale[60] South Swale 420 hectares
(1,000 acres)
Whitstable
51°20′42″N 0°57′25″E / 51.345°N 0.957°E / 51.345; 0.957 (South Swale)
TR060648
YES LNR, Ramsar, SPA, SSSI
Spong Wood[61] 18 hectares
(44 acres)
Ashford
51°10′08″N 1°02′02″E / 51.169°N 1.034°E / 51.169; 1.034 (Spong Wood)
TR122455
YES
Spuckles and Kennelling Woods[62] 20 hectares
(49 acres)
Faversham
51°14′17″N 0°48′07″E / 51.238°N 0.802°E / 51.238; 0.802 (Spuckles and Kennelling Woods)
TQ957525
YES AONB
Stockbury Hill Wood[63] Stockbury Hill Wood 5 hectares
(12 acres)
Sittingbourne
51°19′01″N 0°37′59″E / 51.317°N 0.633°E / 51.317; 0.633 (Stockbury Hill Wood)
TQ836608
NO
Stone Wood[64] Not
available
Ashford
51°05′56″N 0°48′11″E / 51.099°N 0.803°E / 51.099; 0.803 (Stone Wood)
TQ964370
YES
Turners Field[65] 11 hectares
(27 acres)
Tenterden
51°04′26″N 0°41′06″E / 51.074°N 0.685°E / 51.074; 0.685 (Turners Field)
TQ882340
YES
Tyland Barn[66] Tyland Barn Not
available
Maidstone
51°18′22″N 0°30′54″E / 51.306°N 0.515°E / 51.306; 0.515 (Tyland Barn)
TQ754593
PL
Wattle Wood[67] 1 hectare
(2.5 acres)
Tenterden
51°05′13″N 0°40′23″E / 51.087°N 0.673°E / 51.087; 0.673 (Wattle Wood)
TQ873354
YES
West Blean and Thornden Woods[68] Thornden Wood 490 hectares
(1,200 acres)
Herne Bay
51°19′41″N 1°04′30″E / 51.328°N 1.075°E / 51.328; 1.075 (West Blean and Thornden Woods)
TR143633
YES SSSI
Westfield Wood[69] Westfield Wood 5 hectares
(12 acres)
Aylesford
51°19′05″N 0°31′01″E / 51.318°N 0.517°E / 51.318; 0.517 (Westfield Wood)
TQ755607
YES AONB, SAC, SSSI
Yockletts Bank[70] 23 hectares
(57 acres)
Canterbury
51°11′20″N 1°02′13″E / 51.189°N 1.037°E / 51.189; 1.037 (Yockletts Bank)
TR123477
YES AONB, SSSI

Notes

  1. ^ a b The area and location are taken from the Wildlife Trust page for each site.

See also

References

  1. ^ Sample, Ian (29 November 2017). "Caesar's invasion of Britain began from Pegwell Bay in Kent, say archaeologists". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "About Kent Wildlife Trust". Kent Wildlife Trust. Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ashford Warren & Hoads Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "Bigbury Camp". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Blue Bell Hill". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Designated Sites View: Wouldham to Detling Escarpment". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Brenchley Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  8. ^ a b "Broadham Down". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Burham Down". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Burham Marsh". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Collingwood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "Conningbrook Lakes Country Park". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  13. ^ "Cowden Pound Pastures". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  14. ^ "Designated Sites View: Cowden Pound Pastures". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "Cromers Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  16. ^ "Darland Banks". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  17. ^ "Downe Bank". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  18. ^ "Downe Bank and High Elms citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "East Blean Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  20. ^ "Fackenden Down". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  21. ^ "Designated Sites View: Otford to Shoreham Downs". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  22. ^ "The Gill". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  23. ^ "Ham Fen". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  24. ^ "Hewitt's Chalk Bank". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  25. ^ "Holborough Marshes". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  26. ^ "Hothfield Heathlands". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  27. ^ "Hothfield Common". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  28. ^ "Designated Sites View: Hothfield Common". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  29. ^ "Ivy Hatch". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  30. ^ "Kemsing Down". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  31. ^ "Kiln Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  32. ^ "The Larches". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  33. ^ "Longfield Chalk Bank". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  34. ^ "Lydden Temple Ewell". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  35. ^ "Marden Meadow". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  36. ^ "Designated Sites View: Marden Meadows". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  37. ^ a b c "Nashenden Down". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  38. ^ "Nemo Down". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  39. ^ "Oare Marshes". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  40. ^ "Old Park Hill". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  41. ^ "Park Gate Down". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  42. ^ "Parsonage Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  43. ^ "Designated Sites View: Parsonage Wood". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  44. ^ "Polhill Bank". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  45. ^ "Quarry Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  46. ^ a b "Queendown Warren". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  47. ^ "Designated Sites View: Queendown Warren". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  48. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 120. ISBN 0-521-21403-3. 
  49. ^ "Queendown Warren". Plantlife. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  50. ^ "Designated Sites View: Queendown Warren". Special Area of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  51. ^ "Queendown Warren". Special Areas of Conservation. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  52. ^ "Designated Sites View: Queendown Warren". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  53. ^ "Romney Marsh". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  54. ^ "Ruxley Gravel Pits". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  55. ^ a b "Ruxley Gravel Pits citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  56. ^ "Sandwich and Pegwell Bay". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  57. ^ "Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  58. ^ "Sladden Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  59. ^ a b "South Blean". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  60. ^ "South Swale". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  61. ^ "Spong Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  62. ^ "Spuckles & Kennelling Woods". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  63. ^ "Stockbury Hill Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  64. ^ "Stone Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  65. ^ "Turners Field". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  66. ^ "Tyland Barn". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  67. ^ "Wattle Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  68. ^ "West Blean and Thornden Woods". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  69. ^ "Westfield Wood". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  70. ^ "Yockletts Bank". Kent Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 

External links

  • Kent Wildlife Trust website
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