• 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.

BWAG Receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

1 3A very proud day for all BWAG Trustees, Members and Supporters as we received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service from the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, the Viscount De L'Isle. For more details click here.

BWAG at the Kent County Show

9 1BWAG were pleased to attend this year’s Kent County Show. We had lots of visitors to the stand over the three days and signed up several new members. Thanks to all volunteers who made the weekend successful and enjoyable. Click here for more pictures from the weekend.

Get Involved

BWAG Task Day - Sunday 21st August, 10am - 2pm


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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