• 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.

Greeting Cards

greeting cardsBWAG greeting cards. Left blank for your own message, professionally designed and printed. With thanks to Peter Randall, Jack Picknell, Sally Grist, Elizabeth Owens and Malcolm Lofthouse for use of their photographs.


Pack of 8 different designs £4 + p&p. For orders, please phone Jim Chalmers on 07870 878907 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






All About Adders

3rd March 2016, Bredhurst Primary School ME7 3JY, 7pm


Join Dr Lee Brady, President, Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group (KRAG) for an evening ‘All About Adders’. Come along for a fascinating insight into how they live, their habits, where they hibernate and much more. Find out how you can get involved in this year's BWAG monitoring programme in and around Bredhurst Woods, a site of ‘county importance’ for Adders.


Refreshments available. Free to BWAG and KRAG members / £3.00 non-members, payable on the door.

An Evening Of Jazz With The Graham Mann Quartet

4th March 2016, Bredhurst Village Hall ME7 3JZ - Doors Open 8pm

Join BWAG for an evening of ‘mainstream and dinner jazz’ with the well-known and highly acclaimed Graham Mann Quartet. Graham Mann has appeared at Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Café and is currently the Musical Director of Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra.


Tickets - £10.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance - Not available on the door.  Licensed bar - wine, beer, local cider & soft drinks available.


For tickets call Esther Huxstep on 01634 233752, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or buy on line at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jazz-in-the-village-tickets-20752250540

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.







Latest News....  Land Donated to BWAG

BWAG are pleased to announce that we now own another plot in Bredhurst Woods. Plot 124 was very kindly donated to BWAG by Pam and Rob Peers in memory of their daughter, Debbie. They explained to Trustees ‘ Debbie would have been thrilled to know that the land is being so carefully looked after and we think it is wonderful that there are people like you all that give your time and effort to ensure that the woods are there for future generations and the wildlife to enjoy’. BWAG are very grateful to Pam and Rob for their generous donation.

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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