Introduction: This urban-edge, Local Nature Reserve brings ready access to nature and the High Weald countryside to the residents of Tunbridge Wells and Southborough. The diverse, 12ha site has ancient woodland, flower-rich meadows, hedges, ponds and a pond dipping area, walks – including an easy access trail, sculptures, picnic tables, an outdoor classroom and much, much more!
Location: North of High Brooms and east of Southborough. There are 4 pedestrian entrances to Barnett's Wood from surrounding roads.
What can I do? With information panels around the site, the outdoor classroom, access for pond dipping, a site leaflet, a sculpture trail and lots of wildlife to spot, Barnett's Wood is an excellent place to explore with all the family.
What can I see? A wide range of amphibians, dragonflies, butterflies and wild flowers found at the site can be identified with the help of downloadable Spotters Guides.
What can I hear? Listen out for the different calls and songs of the woodland birds.
Information available: A nature trail leaflet and sculpture trail leaflet on the Kent High Weald Partnership website will help you explore Barnett's Wood.
Grid Reference: TQ594422(OS Map)
OS Map: 136 (Explorer, 1:25,000)
Opening Times: Open daily
Disabled Access: Wheelchair access on all weather path
Nearest train station: High Brooms 0.5 miles
Nearest NCN route: Route 18, 1.8 miles
Where can I park? Limited parking nearby
Where can I get further information? The site is managed by the Kent High Weald Partnership on behalf of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.