Turners Field Nature Reserve
Turner's Field is an 11 hectare nature reserve which is managed as part of an organic livestock farm, in a partnership with the local farmer and Kent Wildlife Trust. It consists of neutral grassland, a small stream, a pond, and areas of scrub and mature woodland. The paths are uneven soil/grass and can be slippery when wet. Dogs are allowed on a lead. The area is not wheelchair accessible
You will find Turner's Field in Tenterden, via a gravel track from Drury Road (via Turners Avenue and Haffenden Road) over a disused railway line (no track) onto the reserve.
Content from Kent Wildlife Trust "There is a sizeable margin of unimproved neutral grassland with anthills and a rich mixture of grasses and herbs such as pepper saxifrage, black knapweed and bird's-foot trefoil. Woodland and scrub include alder, hornbeam, oak and hazel with hawthorn and blackthorn. A good range of birds and butterflies have been recorded notably nightingale and white admiral butterfly. Grass snakes and common lizards have also been recorded here. Management has included the planting of new hedges to create three smaller fields and the creation of a pond for Great Crested Newts. The site is grazed by Hereford Cattle or cut for hay."