• 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. 

 

Bluebells & Cream Tea Weekend

Saturday 30th April & Sunday 1st May
Walks start at 2pm each day

(BOTH DAYS NOW SOLD OUT)

Join BWAG for its popular Bluebell & Cream Tea Weekend. Guided walks through Bredhurst Woods including a talk on the history of the woods followed by cream teas at a local farm - shorter and longer walks available.

Tickets £7.00 per person and must be purchased in advance - tickets will not be available on the day (children under 16 free).

For more details and tickets please call Jim Chalmers on 07870 878907, 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 http://bluebellwalk2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Get Involved

BWAG Task Day - Sunday 15th May, 10am - 2pm

WE NEED YOUR HELP & YOUR MUSCLES

If you've been following the story of the damage caused in Bredhurst Woods recently and want to help with repairs, now is your chance! Please come along to our next task day to lend a hand. We meet at 10am at Hurstwood Road, ME7 3JZ.

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So we can plan the work for the day and how many to cater for, we need to know numbers of volunteers in advance. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details of if you want to come along. As always, we'll provide tea, coffee, sausages and jacket potatoes. Thank you! 

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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