Places to see birds

Tudeley Woods (COVID-19: please check the reserve website for restrictions before visiting).

The RSPB Tudeley Woods reserve is an intricate mix of ancient woodland, heathland and pasture, being the largest area of semi-natural ancient woodland in South East England. The reserve supports several rare bird species including woodlarks, nightjars, willow tits and all three species of British woodpeckers. More...

Osprey in larch tree

Bough Beech reservoir is situated between Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and Edenbridge. A Kent Wildlife Trust nature reserve was formerly here, but is now closed. Still, many bird species use the open water and margins of the reservoir and can be conveniently viewed from the causeway road that crosses its north end. More...

BroadWater Warren (COVID-19: please check the reserve website for restrictions before visiting).

Acquired in January 2007, Broadwater Warren is a new reserve just south of Tunbridge Wells, which is being restored to a mixture of heath and mature woods. There are good tracks, nature trails and a history trail. More...

Willow warbler

Bewl Water reservoir is the largest stretch of open water in south east England. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of the High Weald on the Kent and Sussex border, it is just south of Lamberhurst on the A21. More...

Grosvenor & Hilbert Park, Tunbridge Wells

A community park including a Local nature Reserve, lake, wetlands area, playing field and allotments. More...

Haysden Country Park

Close to Tonbridge, on the flood plain around the river Medway, the park includes two lakes (Barden and Haysden) and is a Local Nature Reserve. Its 65 hectares support a rich variety of wildlife, easily accessible though surfaced paths and nature trails. More...

Foal Hurst Wood

Foal Hurst Wood is a small nature reserve comprising ancient coppiced woodland and meadow, in the Weald of Kent near Paddock Wood. Open all year round, follow its network of footpaths to appreciate its seasonal flowers, fungi and woodland birds. More...

Pair of Scottish crossbills at nest

The Bedgebury National Pinetum is one of the finest collections of conifers in the UK. There are over 10,000 trees and shrubs, many rare and endangered in their native habitat, attracting some of the UK's more intriguing birds. More...

Great tit at birdtable

Your garden could be a mini nature reserve! More...