Kiln Field Nature Reserve in Tenterden
Location: Abbott Way, Kiln Field TN30 7BZ (the south east of Tenterden), off Appledore Road B2080. It is accessible by road through the housing estate leading to Abbott Way. It covers an area of 1.8 ha (4.5 acres). Map Reference: TQ89133.1
The nature reserve is a peaceful place to visit, with trees, wild grasses and flowers.
Work commenced on Kiln Field in November 2019, when the pond was cleared. Since then the woodland has been thinned to allow more light and air in, wildflowers have been planted, the culvert has been fenced off and made safe, trail cameras have been installed, a Pond Dipping Platform made from recycled plastic has been installed, a footpath down to the Pond Dipping Platform has been created, windblown trees have been removed, bat boxes and owl boxes have been installed, Alder trees have been planted, a Great Crested Newt Survey has been carried out. Hazel trees have been planted to establish a coppice area synonymous with Kent Woodlands.
Kiln Field is owned by Ashford Borough Council and is leased by Tenterden Town Council on a 25 year term until 2043.