A great example of a farm rich in wildlife habitats, Evegate Farm encompasses hedgerows, field boundaries, ancient woodland and a large wetland and has many paths for access.
Wetland habitat creation area including lakes and ponds, wet plantation woodland, wet grassland, farmland with ancient woodland, streams, pond.
Around 60 ha
Facilities available at this site
- Waymarked Trail
- Interpretation Panels
- Education Pack
About the Site
In the heart of rural Kent, Evegate has many footpaths and tracks around its land. There is interesting flora developing in the wetland, including southern marsh orchid. Woodland flora with swathes of wild garlic can be found at this site, along with dragonflies, damselflies, grey heron and yellow wagtail.
The land is fantastic farmland habitat with key features such as margins which encourage birds like linnets and skylarks. Hedgerows have also been encouraged which provides habitat for birds such as yellowhammer and corn bunting.
Woodland tracks lead on past the lakes, where you will see a great variety of wildfowl. If you are alert, you might spot a kingfisher darting up the stream.
Access is via the Evegate Business Centre. From the A20 between Ashford and Sellindge the business centre is signposted at the Smeeth crossroads. Car parking is free.
Route numbers 10 and 10A stop on the A20 around one mile from the site.
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