• 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.

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.

 

Woodland Products for Sale

Log PhotoSeasoned (minimum one year) hardwood logs from small-scale coppice operations within our woods are for sale. Free delivery within 6 mile radius of Bredhurst. Each load is equivalent to 1m3 and is delivered to your drive or front garden. £60 for unsplit logs and £70 for split logs. Payment due on delivery; cash or cheques accepted.

Carved mushrooms, owls and other garden ornaments are also available.

For details contact Steve Wright, BWAG Trustee, 07801 386264 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Get Involved

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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.

BWAG's Future Plans

  • Identify and work with more landowners
  • Manage the woodland for the benefit of people, wildlife and trees, in accordance with the Management Plan for the site
  • Continue to promote the site to walkers, horseriders and other users
  • Encourage more existing users of the woods to support BWAG/join as members
  • Continue with plant and wildlife surveys
  • Promote BWAG at community events
  • Secure external funding for further land purchases as and when plots become available

   
   

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