• Discover Bredhurst Woods Through the Seasons

    Bredhurst Woods is an area of 600 acres of ancient woodland surrounded by chalk grassland. It is situated on the North Downs, six miles north of Maidstone (click here for directions).  It is one of the largest woods in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  The woods have been cared for by local people for hundreds of years.  Today, Bredhurst Woodland Action Group (BWAG) manage much of this unique landscape.  A walk along the winding paths of Bredhurst Woods and the adjoining chalk grassland is a feast for the senses at any time of year where you will see ancient trees, wildflowers and a variety of wildlife.  Click here to download a map of the area.  Follow the numbered waymarkers and start your own discovery of the woods.

Christmas Carol Concert

6 The Cantium Singers

Thursday 3rd December, 7.30pm
St Peter’s Church, Hurstwood Road &
Green Court, The Street, Bredhurst ME7 3JY

The Cantium Singers, a 50 strong choir from Rochester, will be performing at St Peter’s Church on Thursday, 3rd December at 7.30pm.

Guests are then invited to take a short walk to Green Court for mulled wine, mince pies and grand Christmas raffle. There will also be a selection of stalls selling quality handmade gifts.

Tickets - £7 per person, under 16s free (includes refreshments).

Tickets must be purchased in advance - Not available on the night.

For information call Jim Chalmers 07870 878907

If you are able to help put up and/or take down the tents on the 3rd / 4th December, make mince pies or donate a raffle prize your support would be very much appreciated. If you can help, please contact Vanessa Jones on 07813 785940 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2016 Calendar

Calendar Flyer Oct 2015 cropped halfThe popular BWAG calendar is now on sale, full of beautiful images taken around Bredhurst Woods.

Only £5.00 plus £1.50 postage if required.


Also new this year, BWAG Greetings cards, featuring stunning photos taken around Bredhurst.

Only £4.00 for 8 blank cards, plus £1.50 postage if required. 

For details call Jim Chalmers on 07870 878907 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


(Apologies to Mike Barry and Rob Brittin for getting the photo credits for February in a muddle.  Mike took the main photo and Rob took the inset.  Also, thanks to Barry Taylor for the top adder photo on the inside front cover and to Daniel Phillips for the bottom shot.  Thank you to everyone for being so understanding with our mix up.  We made our selection from hundreds of photos submitted and we were working to a very tight deadline.  We hope our error does not spoil your enjoyment of the 2016 calendar)

Get Involved


BWAG hold monthly task days on the 3rd Sunday of every month.  For details click here. BWAG's work to restore the woodland and improve visitor access has been nationally recognised by The Carnegie Trust.  Click here to read a concise impact report about BWAG.

Plants and Wildlife

Adonis BlueBredhurst Woods host over 50 ancient woodland indicator plant species, 9 different types of orchids, several European protected mammal species and is a nesting and foraging site for dozens of bird species. We work closely with Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre to record plant and wildlife found in the area so we can monitor and improve their populations. Please use this link to report your sightings.



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