Evegate Farm

Introduction

Evegate Farm

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.

Key habitats:
Wetland habitat creation area including lakes and ponds, wet plantation woodland, wet grassland, farmland with ancient woodland, streams, pond.

Ownership/management:
Private

Size:
Around 60 ha

Designations:
None

Facilities available at this site

  • Parking
  • Cafe
  • 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.

Visiting

By car 

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.

By bus

Route numbers 10 and 10A stop on the A20 around one mile from the site.

 

 

Transport Links to this site

  • Bus