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26. Hucking Estate

Hucking Estate is not just a wood.  It’s a landscape in which all the habitats complement each other; chalk grassland, woodland rides, hedges, ancient woodland.  Together these provide a habitat diversity in which wildlife can flourish.  This 282-hectare site is owned and managed by The Woodland Trust.  Since 1997 they have planted 180,000 trees, recreated 55 hectares of grassland and planted nearly a mile of new hedgerows.

Explore this site and discover a beautiful landscape, a wealth of wildlife and fascinating heritage – chalk grassland, chalk pits, deneholes, veteran trees, flowers, droveways, rides and glades.

There are many waymarked paths throughout Hucking Estate to help you enjoy the area but the whole of the estate is now freely open for public access.

Walking routes nearby

Further information

Hucking Estate
Hollingbourne
Maidstone
Kent
ME17 1QP