Hilbert Woods LNR
Designated site name: Hilbert Woods LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Type:  
County: KENT Natural England Area Team: Sussex and Kent (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: Declaring Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Area (Ha): 14.31 Grid Reference: TQ 593 407
Owned By:  Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Managed By:  Kent High Weald Project and the Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert park
Location: Sandhurst Park, Royal Tonbridge Wells. TN2
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)

North Of Royal Tonbridge Wells on the Upper Grosvenor Road.
Direct access to Hilbert Woods can be located in the northeastern area of the reserve via a footpath leading down from Sandhurst Park, or on the western side, across the railway bridge from Upper Grosvenor Road.
Train: High Brooms Station.

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: The wood lies on a gentle incline, above a small stream, and is made up of pedunculate oak, hazel and a smaller number of Beech on the dryer slopes. Alder is found on the lower damper slopes, and lines a number of wet flushes that appear throughout the year.
The stream running through the woods supports a good range of wildlife, including some uncommon species of fly. The surrounding wet areas also support a vast, rich insect fauna, which includes both local and nationally scarce species.

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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