Broadwater warren, Tunbridge Wells ponies - walks in Kent

One of the many advantages to living in and around Tunbridge Wells is the nature and wildlife  just on our doorstep that is free of charge. Broadwater Warren is a fabulous nature reserve, just outside of Tunbridge Wells, that continues to be lovingly restored by the RSPB you can wander through woodland and open heath, stroll past ponds and spot a rich array of wildlife. While adults will appreciate its beauty, it is a winner for children too. Dog walkers are also very welcome.

We visit the reserve most weekends whatever the weather (while lovely on a fine day, there is nothing more my two kids love than putting on their waterproofs and splashing in the fairly deep muddy puddles!). There are many things to spot on a family walk including dragonflies and damselflies, lizards, impressively large woodland ants’ nests (the kids favourite!), a turret of a Churchill tank, and we even have – on two occasions – spotted wild Exmoor ponies grazing! Suggested routes are clearly marked on the trail (although there is nothing stopping you deciding to explore your own path!) including a nature trail (5.6 km – this may not be suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs) and an all-ability trail (0.7 km).

Broadwater Warren is on Broadwater Forest Lane (which is just off the A26 Eridge Road). There is free parking.

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