Reptiles & Rebellion - Heart of Kent Walking Festival

Type:Guided Walk

Maidstone Barracks Station, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0SQ

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Reptiles & Rebellion - Heart of Kent Walking Festival


Discover more about the history of the local area before reaching an oasis for wildlife that is Vinters Valley Nature reserve. Starting from the Barracks station, this walk will take you over the rail bridge and through Brenchley Gardens where you can see the historic Chillington Manor House, now home to Maidstone Museum. You will then head to Vinters Valley Nature Reserve where you may be lucky enough to see the amphibians, especially the common toad which uses the lake to breed in spring. Now a receptor site for the relocation of reptiles, keep your eyes peeled for slow worms and lizards. A huge variety of birdlife can also be spotted on route.  The walk will continue and take you through woodland before crossing Penenden Heath. The Heath was used as a site for executions and it is famous for its connections to the Peasants revolt or 1381.

Age 12+ (Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult)

Walk: Circular

Grade: Moderate

Start Point: Maidstone Barracks Station

Start Time: 10.00

Distance: 4mi/6.4km

Duration (approx.): 2hrs

Led by: Medway Valley Cuntryside Partnership - Andrea Griffiths

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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Train: Maidstone Barracks/ Maidstone West or Maidstone East

Opening Times

Season (26 Apr 2020)

* 10:00


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