• 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 Bat Walk

BatBWAG Bat Walk

Thursday 8th September, 7pm - 9.30pm

Join BWAG for a guided walk of Bredhurst Woods led by Mike Cracknell & John Rawle - both are very experienced and normally work at National Trust properties so we are very fortunate that they are able to visit Bredhurst. Several bat detectors will be available which allow you to hear the bats as they fly by. Lovely event for all ages and suitable for children.


Tickets must be purchased in advance - they will not be available on the night. Tickets £3 per adult / under 16s free. Please phone or text 07813 785940 for tickets. Limited to 20 spaces so please book early to avoid disappointment.



Get Involved

Forthcoming Task Days.....


Just a reminder - tomorrow's task day is cancelled (21st August) but we're back to normal in September meeting at 10am in Hurstwood Road (ME7 3JZ) on Sunday 18th September. Whether you're a regular volunteer or coming along for the first time, you'll be very welcome. Tools, lunch and, as it's a special day for one of our volunteers, there will even be birthday cake! Look forward to seeing many of you in September!

For more information about BWAG Task Days and how you can get involved please phone 07813 785940.


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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