Past Events

Birchden Wood, Groombridge for fungi.

Meet at TQ532364 in Birchden Wood car park, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, E. Sussex, TN3 9NJ.

Leader: Martin Allison.

Event Date 05-10-2013
Location: Birchden Wood, Groombridge

Churchyard lichens at Cranbrook.

Meet at Cranbrook church at TQ777362 by 10.30am  

Leader: Keith Palmer.

Event Date 28-09-2013
Location: Cranbrook Church

Churchyard lichens at Biddenden church

Meet at TQ848384 by 2pm.

Leader: Keith Palmer


Event Date 28-09-2013
Location: Biddenden Church

Queensdown Warren KWT reserve for fungi.

Meet at reserve car park, TQ828630. 

Leader:  Alec Henricki.

Event Date 21-09-2013
Location: Queendown Warren KWT Reserve

Church Marshes Country Park for invertebrates and general interest.

Meet at TQ909651, access for parking via double gates on Saffron Way, ME10 2TX.

Leaders:  Dan Bennett & Ed Courtney.

Event Date 14-09-2013
Location: Church Marshes Country Park, Sittingbourne

Park Wood, Chilham for fungi and general interest. 

Meet at TR047527, parking at side of road. 

Leader: Fred Booth

Event Date 07-09-2013

Swanscombe and Broadness saltmarshes for general interest. 

Meet at 1pm in the Greenhithe village car park, Eagles Road, TQ588750.  

Leader:  Ian Tittley.

Event Date 31-08-2013
Location: Swanscombe and Broadness

Moorden Farm nr. Chiddingstone Causeway for general interest of habitats adjacent to the River Eden.  This site is involved in KWT's 'Return to Eden Project'. 

Meet at TQ522459, footpath gate opposite Moorden Farm, parking along the edge of Station Hill road just north of the gate at TQ521460.

Leaders:  Anna David & Lyndsey Rule.

Event Date 25-08-2013
Location: Chiddingstone Causeway

A second visit to Chiddingstone Brickworks for invertebrates and general interest. 

Meet at TQ510468, parking in the former brick yard accessed through the left-hand pair of gates off B2027, one mile west of Penshurst train station. 

Leaders:  Steve Lemon & John Phillips.

Event Date 17-08-2013
Location: Chiddingstone Brickworks

Faversham Creek and Ham Marshes for invertebrates and general interest.  Joint meeting with the British Entomological & Natural History Society. 

Meet at TR017620, Upper Brents, Faversham on the west side of the creek.

Leader: John Badmin

Event Date 11-08-2013
Location: Faversham Creek and Ham Marshes

Long Rock, Swalecliffe, and Tankerton slopes for general interest of neutral grassland, salt marsh, shingle and creek habitats. 

Meet at TR136675, the end of Swalecliffe Court Drive.

Leader: John Puckett

Event Date 03-08-2013
Location: Long Rock, Swalecliffe, and Tankerton Slopes

Magpie Bottom SSSI, for general interest.

Meet at TQ545609, parking in yard at Rose Cottage Farm, Magpie Bottom, Knatt's Valley, Sevenoaks, TN15 6XP. 

Leaders: Alison Riggs & Dave Hutton.

Event Date 27-07-2013
Location: Magpie Bottom SSSI

Nashenden Down KWT reserve for botany and general interest of this ex-arable site. 

Meet at TQ732659, parking at side of Nashenden Farm Lane.

Leaders: Doug Grant & Sue Poyser

Event Date 21-07-2013
Location: Nashenden Down KWT Reserve

Seasalter RSPB reserve for botany and general interest. Meet  at TR090642, parking in field just off Seasalter Lane. 

Reserve gate will be locked after 10.30am, please contact Lliam if you expect to be late (07853 364653)

Leaders:  Lliam Rooney & Lyndsey Record.

Event Date 20-07-2013
Location: Seasalter Levels RSPB reserve

Ham Fen SSSI for wetland plants and invertebrates, as well as an opportunity to get an update on the beaver project and see their field signs. 

Meet at TR329553, parking in field  through gate off Mill Lane, CT14 0DZ. 

Leader: Tony Swandale.

Directions to Ham Fen

From the A257 Canterbury - Sandwich road turn right at the roundabout before Sandwich town.

After 1 mile exit first left at the roundabout then take the second exit on the next roundabout onto the A258 Deal road.

After half a mile turn right to "Ham" (Mill Lane). 

The reserve entrance is another half mile down the lane on the left handside, shortly after crossing a small stream and bridge

Please e-mail for a map showing the reserve's location if you require one.

Event Date 13-07-2013
Location: Ham Fen SSSI KWT Reserve

Combwell & Shearnfold woods, Kilndown.  All records required for this wood that is in multiple-ownership lots but under a single management plan.  Meet at TQ707345, parking in yard, accessed by track through gateway off Rogers Rough Road.  Leader:  Mark Herbert.

Event Date 07-07-2013
Location: Combwell & Shearnfold Woods, Kilndown

Ladd's Farm, Snodland.  A Valley of Visions project to restore the chalk grassland habitat has encouraged a number rare plants, including Musk orchid, Clustered bellflower and Ground pine.  All records required. Meet at TQ669629 in Holly Hill public car park. Leader:  Lesley Mason.

Event Date 29-06-2013

Dungeness, for general recording in the Kerton Triangle area, north of the Long Pits.  Meet at TR080189, parking at the side of Dungeness Road just before the junction with Kerton Road.  Leader: Owen Leyshon.

Event Date 22-06-2013
Location: Dungeness

Church Wood, Blean, for Diptera and general recording. Meet at  TR121593, parking in the RSPB Blean Woods nature reserve car park.  Leader: Laurence Clemons.

Event Date 16-06-2013
Location: Church Wood, Blean

Vinters Valley nature reserve, all records required.  We will be able to visit the non-public areas including Whatman's meadow and Crematorium valley.  Meet  at TQ778563, parking in the reserve entrance on Lodge Road, ME14 5EH.  Leader: Steve Songhurst

Event Date 15-06-2013
Location: Vinters Valley nature reserve, Maidstone

Sherwood Lake & woods, Tunbridge Wells.   Invertebrate and general records needed by Kent High Weald Countryside Partnership for this new public open space and nature reserve.  Meet at TQ601409, in courtyard outside TN2 Community Centre, Lakeside, off Greggs Wood road. Parking is along the road.  Leader:  Ian Beavis.

Event Date 08-06-2013
Location: Sherwood Lake & woods, Tunbridge Wells

As part of the annual celebration of the Blean Woods, Kent Wildlife Trust is holding a free conference about the history and natural history of this storied ancient woodland complex.

pdfThe Blean 2013 Conference Programme

For more information and all bookings please contact:

Kent Wildlife Trust

Blean Project Office

Mayton Oast

Mayton Lane

Broad Oak

Nr Canterbury

Kent, CT2 0QW

Phone: 01227 719 506

Event Date 02-06-2013
Location: The Canterbury Academy

Chiddingstone Brickworks for invertebrates and general interest.  Meet  at TQ510468, parking in the former brick yard accessed through the left-hand pair of gates off B2027, one mile west of Penshurst train station.  Leaders:  Steve Lemon & John Phillips.

Event Date 01-06-2013
Location: Chiddingstone Brickworks

Herne Bay, an evening shore walk around Neptune's Arm and towards Hampton.  Meet at TR178683 at 5.30pm in Neptune's Arm car park.   Leader:  Ian Tittley

Event Date 25-05-2013
Location: Neptune's Arm, Herne Bay

A morning wander along the River Medway for birds and general recording.  Meet at TQ629473, parking either side of Hartlake Bridge.  Note 9am start, to catch birds singing.  Half day only, although there may be the opportunity to continue if the group wish.  Leader: Martin Allison.

Event Date 18-05-2013
Location: River Medway from Hartlake Bridge nr Tonbridge

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