Westfield Wood Nature Reserve


Chatham road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3BE

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This five-and-a-half hectare site is part of an internationally important yew woodland complex. The steep chalky slopes of the central part of the wood are occupied by a dense stand of yew overtopped in places by mature ash and beech, with some field maple, wild cherry and oak.

On deeper soils in the northern part and in more level areas, hazel and ash coppice occurs. Here oak is more abundant, and crab apple can be found.

Down the western edge, a good mixture of shrubs includes burnet rose, guelder-rose, spindle, wayfaring-tree and wild privet. Many common woodland bird species are present including green and great spotted woodpecker, and goldcrest.

Managed by Kent Wildlife Trust.

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Clearly visible from the A229, Maidstone-Chatham road (Blue Bell Hill).

Opening Times

opening 2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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