Hothfield Common LNR
Designated site name: Hothfield Common LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  Biological
County: KENT Natural England Area Team: Sussex and Kent (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: Hothfield Common SSSI
Date of Declaration: 01/01/1961 Declaring Authority: Ashford Borough Council
Area (Ha): 56.57 Grid Reference: TQ 968 458
Owned By:  Ashford Borough Council Managed By:  Kent Wildlife Trust
Site map: View map of site
Location: Hothfield, near Ashford, Kent. TN26 1HD
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

By car follow A20 for 3 miles northwest of Ashford towards Charing. Turn left into Hothfield village, then first right with reserve on the left.
Bus (510) from Maidstone or Ashford.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: Contains Kent's last four remaining lowland valley bogs and one of its few remaining fragments of open heath with patches of acid grassland.
Carpets of purple heather in late summer. Common and dwarf gorse in flower most of the year. Bog asphodel, heath spotted orchid and round leaved sundew.
Kent's only colony of keeled skimmer dragonflies. Slow work, common lizard and grass snake. Badgers and voles. Nuthatch, green woodpecker, treecreeper and tree pipit.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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