Places to see birds

Bough Beech Reservoir

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.

It is a good spot to see great crested grebe and kingfisher as well as other regular waders and wildfowl. The reservoir is famous for its migrating ospreys in spring and autumn. Other rarities include spotted sandpiper, long-tailed duck and little crake.

Bough Beech two miles south of Ide Hill near Sevenoaks and the nearest railway station is Penshurst (2 miles).

Grid Reference TQ496494.