Saturday 11th May 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm

Hargate Forest, Broadwater Down, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5NY


  • Colin Gibbs
  • Tel: 07540 492851 - Email:

51.116198465866, 0.24362133878572

Join the Sussex Branch on this leisurely walk through a lovely forest near the Kent border.

We hope to encounter a good range of springtime butterfly species - families and dogs on leads welcome!

Leader: Colin Gibbs - Tel: 07540 492851 - Email: @email
Location: Hargate Forest
Grid Reference: TQ 57131 37611 / Nearest post code: TN2 5NY.
Distance: 2.5km Suitable for children, but they must be accompanied by an adult and suitable for dogs, but they must be on a lead.
Terrain: Gently undulating woodland, heath and grassland paths. Most tracks are wide and fairly easy going for all.

Grizzled Skipper (underwing) - Iain Leach
Grizzled Skipper (underwing)

Meeting place: Broadwater Down, Tunbridge Wells. Just off the A26 Eridge Road at the entrance to the forest next to the Woodland Trust sign (about 60m up the road from the A26 junction).

Target species: Grizzled Skipper & Dingy Skipper

Open to all – beginners welcome - children and families especially welcome! 

Hargate Forest is a Woodland Trust reserve and is a strong-hold of the Grizzled Skipper and Dingy Skipper - both high priority species for conservation.

Helpful Transport Information:

  • Nearby stops for buses: 228, 229, 28, 29, 29X, U19, 786 (all within 100m).
  • Nearest train station is Tunbridge Wells (2km away).
  • Parking on roadside on Broadwater Down