Introduction A 6ha reserve situated in a small, secluded valley on the northern edge of the High Weald, and managed by the Kent Wildlife Trust.
Location: 1 mile west of Markbeech and 1.6 miles north of Cowden, with pedestrian access from Hartfield Road or via St Andrews Convent.
A small secluded valley with marsh and neutral grassland and ancient woodland. The northern most field had abundant anthills and the middle field, in August, has one of the largest and most spectacular displays of devils-bit scabious in the county.
What can I do? Explore the three different habitats on site: marsh, neutral grassland and ancient woodland.
What can I see? One of the largest and most spectacular displays of devils-bit scabious in the county!
What can I hear? Birds singing overhead and from the adjacent hedges and woods.
Grid Reference: TQ459433(OS Map)
OS Map: 188 (Landranger, 1:50,000)
Opening Times: All year
Nearest train station: Cowden 1.9 miles
Nearest NCN route: Route 21, 3.6 miles to south on the Forest Way
Where can I park? Parking by arrangement
Where can I get further information? Please see Kent Wildlife Trust's website