High Weald

Introduction: A 12ha community woodland, with heathland, grassland and a gill stream to also explore.

Location: 1 mile west of Matfield, Kent, with pedestrian links to the adjacent Brenchley Woods, managed by Kent Wildlife Trust.

What can I do? A well-managed network of paths and permissive bridleways across Cinderhill provide the opportunity to see a variety of flora and fauna throughout the year. As ideal site for children to explore - look out for the large snake carved from wood!

What can I see? Woodland species and habitats - such as hazel and sweet chestnut, lowland heath - and some locally uncommon plants, such as western gorse, greater butterfly-orchid and sphagnum moss. The heathland and mire present on site are particularly rare habitats.

What can I hear? Woodland birds singing from their perches, nests and the air.

Information available: A general site leaflet will help you to explore Cinderhill Woods.

Grid reference: TQ649424
OS map: 136 (Explorer 1:25,000)
Opening times: All year

Terrain: Well managed paths and permissive bridleways.

Nearest train station: Paddock Wood, 3.7 miles
Nearest NCN route:
18 runs on-road within 0.3 miles of the site car park

Where can I park? Small car park next to the reserve. 

Where can I get further information? Managed by Kent High Weald Partnership on behalf of Brenchley Parish Council. Find out more and download a site leaflet here