High Weald

Introduction: Acquired by the Woodland Trust from a private landowner in 1988, Rushlye Wood is a small, local amenity, ancient semi-natural woodland on the edge of the village of Bells Yew Green, south of Tunbridge Wells. Situated on a hill, it is a prominent feature of the local skyline, and hence of high landscape value.

Location: Located to the north, the Wood is accessed from Bells Yew Green cricket field, across which there is public and management access.

What can I do? Walk the good network of woodland paths, used mainly by local dog walkers.

What can I see? The woodland is made up of a mixture of conifers, broadleaves and sweet chestnut coppice.

What can I hear? Occasionally you can hear chainsaws from the coppicing of the woodland. Listen out for the different calls and songs of the woodland birds.

Grid Reference: TQ609364(OS Map)
OS Map: 188 (Landranger, 1:50,000)
Opening Times: All year
Prices: Free

Nearest train station: Frant 0.3 miles
Nearest NCN route: Route 21, 5.2 miles

Where can I park? Parking available nearby

Where can I get further information? Find out more on the Woodland Trust's website