Past Events

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

Horish Wood, Detling, for spring flora and general recording. Meet at TQ790574, parking at side of Hocker's Lane.  Leader: Mike Phillips.

Event Date 11-05-2013
Location: Horish Wood, Detling

Beechborough Park, Summerhouse and Tolsford Hills for botany and general interest of chalk grassland and damp woodland.  This site is good for early Spider and Man Orchid.  Meet in car park at TR169383.  Leaders: Alfie & Peter Gay.

Event Date 04-05-2013
Location: Beechborough Park, Summerhouse and Tolsford Hills

Oare Marshes for spring ephemeral plants and general recording.  Meet  in public car park at TR013647.  Leader: Lliam Rooney.

Event Date 28-04-2013
Location: Oare Marshes

Ryarsh wood, Birling, for spring flora and general recording, some areas of wet woodland. Meet at TQ663610, turn left off Park Farm lane, drive through farm buildings and park on right of Coldrum Lane opposite large barn.  Leader: Lesley Mason.

Event Date 27-04-2013
Location: Ryarsh Wood, Birling

Hunstead Wood, KWT South Blean woods for spring flora and general records. Meet at TR093571, Primrose Hill, Chartham Hatch, CT4 7NT.  Leader: Emilie Mitchell.

Event Date 20-04-2013
Location: Hunstead Woods KWT Reserve

Meet at TR029320, parking at Stonebridge, Marsh Road, Ruckinge, TN26 2PY.  Leader: Eleanor Body.

Event Date 13-04-2013
Location: Wey Street Farm

This Kent Wildlife Trust reserve offers a variety of habitats including heathland and wet woodland. Meet in the car park at TQ652424, at the end of track leading off Crittenden Lane (continue past traveller site on left). Leader: Jan Hendey.

Event Date 06-04-2013
Location: Cinderhill and Brenchley Woods

Meet at Chiddingstone church at TQ500452 by 10.30am.   Leader:  Ishpi Blatchley.

Event Date 23-03-2013
Location: Chiddingstone Churchyard

Meet  Hever church at TQ476448 by 2pm.   Leader:  Ishpi Blatchley.

Event Date 23-03-2013
Location: Hever Churchyard

General recording and we hope to record the lichen Teloschistes chrysopthalmus which is rare in Kent.  Meet at Highfield Farm, Scots Lane, Stowting, TN25 6AX at TR113417. Leaders: Eleanor Body, Keith Palmer & Ishpi Blatchley.

Event Date 16-03-2013
Location: High Field Farm, Stowting

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