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Ranger Petts Wood & Hawkswood Estate

Trip Hazard Removed

In another exciting development in the world of estate management the trip hazards which had previously plagued generations of walkers on the Hawkwood Estate have been removed. The metal tabs in the ground were the remains of an old iron … Continue reading

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St. John’s Jerusalem Hedge

One of the smaller properties in our portfolio is St. John’s Jerusalem; a former chapel of the Knights of St. John (more information here http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/st-johns-jerusalem/ ) A small farm surrounds the moated property which offers scenic views across the Darenth Valley. … Continue reading

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Tree Surgeons

Walking around the underpass you may have noticed ‘Down to Earth’ tree surgeons working on the large oaks beside the main bridleway. The purpose of the work is to make sure the collection of mature oaks in that area of … Continue reading

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January 2015 update

With a lot of time over the autumn spent improving chalk grassland at Wrotham Water farm we’re spending the first few weeks of the New Year in Petts Wood. We’ve been widening paths and creating glades as part of a … Continue reading

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Wrotham scrub clearance

We’re back and able to update the blog after a long overdue IT upgrade. The main project this autumn has been the clearance of scrub in the compartment known as ‘Golden Nob’ at Wrotham Water Farm, part of the Halling to Trottiscliffe … Continue reading

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Ightam Mote Estate

Some of you may know that we’re part of a portfolio of countryside properties attched the Ightam Mote; a picturesque moated manor house near Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent. Whilst the house and gardens are definitely worth a visit the estate really is … Continue reading

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Heather Beetle

We have two heather plots here at Petts Wood which you may have noticed when walking around the wood. One plot is located in the South of the Willet Wood, adjacent to the railway tracks and the other is North of there, … Continue reading

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