Loveliest of trees, the cherry now, is hung with bloom along the bough,

And stands about the woodland ride, wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten, twenty will not come again,

And take from seventy springs a score, it only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom fifty springs are little room,

About the woodlands I will go to see the cherry hung with snow.   [A.E.Houseman, 1859-1936]

Bearsted Woodland Trust protects and maintains 26 acres of woodland and meadow near Maidstone, restoring and enhancing a natural habitat for animals and plants and providing a place of recreation for local residents and visitors.

Come and enjoy a wide variety of English native trees, with information boards to help identify the plants, birds, flowers and insects around you. There are special gates and gentle paths for wheelchairs, baby buggies or electric scooters.

Access is easy, with parking nearby.