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Countryside sites

Countryside sites managed by Medway Council.

Site name Size
(hectares)
Street access name Key Habitat Local Wildlife Site (LWS) Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Albemarle Road

2.0

Albemarle Road

Coppice woodland

 

Ambley Wood

11.4

Ambley Road

Coppice woodland

LWS/LNR

Ballen’s Rough

3.2

North Dane Way

Chestnut coppice woodland

 

Baty’s Marsh

4.2

Manor Lane

Grassland and marsh

LWS/LNR

Bishops Hoath Wood

2.9

Roosevelt Avenue

Woodland

 

Brooms Wood

5.4

Deanwood Drive

Coppice woodland

 

Callams Scrub

0.6

Ploughmans Way

Coppice woodland

 

Chapel Hill/Blowers Wood

0.9

The Rise

Chestnut coppice woodland

 

Cherry Tree Orchard

1.0

Cherry Tree Road

Old orchard

 

Chestnut Wood

5.8

Chestnut Avenue

Mixed coppice woodland with small grassland area

 

Coney and Daisy Banks

26.7

Barnfield

Chalk grassland

LWS

Craigie Walk

0.7

Craigie Walk / Mierscourt Rd

Woodland

 

Dargets Wood

2.4

Dargets Road

Woodland and grassland

 

Darland Banks

44.5

Darland Avenue

Chalk grassland

LWS/LNR

East Hoath Wood

10.8

Hoath Lane

Coppice woodland

LWS

Foxburrow Wood

6.1

Deanwood Drive

Ancient woodland

LNR

Frog Island Pond

0.2

Upnor Road

Pond

 

Great Lines 

28.7

Marlborough Road

Mixed grassland

LWS

Hall Wood

1.8

Albemarle Road

Chestnut coppice woodland

 

Hook Wood

11.0

North Dane Way

Woodland

LWS

Horsted Farm

28.5

Walderslade Road

Chalk grassland

LWS

Levan Strice

2.8

Maidstone Road

Coppice woodland

LNR

Lords Wood

2.7

Lords Wood Lane

Coppice woodland

  

Mill Hill Wood

2.6

Bush Road

Woodland adjacent to Cobham Woods SSSI

LWS

Moor Park Close

0.6

Moor Park Close

Woodland

 

Ploughmans Meadow

0.3

Ploughmans Way

Woodland bank

 

Polhill Drive

0.5

Polhill Drive

Woodland

 

Princes Park

14.0

Princes Avenue

Chalk grassland

 

Prince Arthur Park

0.5

Prince Arthur Road

Woodland

 

Rede Common

11.2

Thurston Drive

Acid grassland with areas of scrub

 

Silverspot Wood

0.3

Mierscourt Road

Small coppice woodland

 

Sindal Shaw

2.8

Clandon Road

Chestnut coppice woodland

 

South Wood 

6.7

Lamplighters Close/Cobblestones

Ancient coppice woodland with grassland meadow area

LWS/LNR

The Scrubs

1.4

Hempstead Road

Woodland

LWS

Watts Meadow

3.0

Borstal Road/Ethelbert Road

Grassland blocks with scrub

 

Whimbrel Walk

0.4

Sultan Road

Woodland

 

Whitegate Wood

2.8

Hempstead Valley Drive

Woodland

 

Local wildlife sites (LWS)

Designated by Kent Wildlife Trust for their importance to the conservation of wildlife in Kent and Medway, they may support threatened habitats, such as chalk grassland or ancient woodland, or may be important for the wild plants or animals which are present.

Local nature reserves (LNR)

Designated by Local Authorities with approval from Natural England, the government body for the natural environment, they are places with wildlife or geological features of special local interest. They offer people opportunities to study or learn about nature or simply to enjoy it.

The countryside sites do not have the visitor facilities the country parks possess but give an excellent introduction to the natural environment and wildlife, acting as important links between the local communities that surround them and the wider countryside.