The history of Cromers Wood

This Kent Wildlife Trust Reserve is an ancient semi-natural woodland, rich in wildlife, and sits on the southeast side of a dry slope valley. Most of the upper slopes and plateau have been converted to sweet chestnut coppice with a few oak standards. The greatest diversity of woodland flora is found on the lowest slopes where the chalk has its biggest impact in reducing soil acidity.

It is great for…ancient trees, birdwatching, fungi, spring flowers, wildflowers.

Paths throughout the wood, can be muddy, but there is a surfaced path for a short distance into the reserve. A programme of events is available from Tyland Barn, Sandling, Maidstone. Or call 01622 662012. For more information visit the Kent Wildlife Trust‘s website. Map here.

Map of Cromers Wood

Directions & how to get there

Cromers Wood is just north of Milstead, ME9 8AD, just 3km south of the centre of Sittingbourne, tucked away up an unmade lane off Broadoak Rd.

Parking – keep left along access track to reach small area for parking outside entrance gate with a height barrier.