Summary accessibility statement
How to get here
The nearest railway station is High Brooms on the outskirts of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
The reserve is off the A21 between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. If travelling north take the slip road from the A21 signposted Capel and Kent College. Go through the underpass, turn right and take the first turn left signposted Capel. If travelling south after leaving the slip road signposted Capel and Kent College take the first turn left signposted Capel. You are then on Half Moon Lane (also known as Dislingbury Road). The reserve car park is on the left-hand side after about 500 metres (a third of a mile).
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Access to facilities
- Two clearly signposted nature trails: all have kissing gates and stiles.
- Brakeybank trail (green) is 1.5 miles long and passes through ancient and coppiced woodland and the newly restored Brakeybank meadow. Both get muddy in the winter, so waterproof boots/ wellies advisable.
- The heathland link (black) trail is 3 miles long and gives you a taste of the whole reserve, taking approximately 2 hours through ancient woodland, heathland and valley mire habitats. It is generally less muddy with one sandy slope but otherwise moderately flat.
- Registered assistance and other dogs, on leads and under close control, welcome.
- Dogs are only allowed on public footpaths and bridleways. Dogs are allowed onto some parts of the reserve. Please contact us for more details.