Crane Valley

Crane Valley Local Nature Reserve is a lovely little 1.5ha nature haven with woodland, wet meadow, a stream and scrub – offering great habitat for wildlife and a beautiful green space for people to enjoy.

It lies in the heart of Cranbrook town, just behind the Co-op car park and adjacent to the recreation ground. The Kent High Weald Partnership help to manage the reserve on behalf of Cranbrook and Sissinghurst Parish Council. They run volunteer conservation tasks and public events each year either funded by the council or by external one-off funding opportunities such as the Lottery.

It is a compact and diverse site and is well used by residents on their way to and from the shops in the high street.

The nature reserve is accessible by boardwalk creating a circular walk around the wet meadow in its centre. There are however a few sections that remain unsurfaced with steps in places (it can get muddy in the winter).

An interpretation board describing the site and its wildlife interest is situated at the far end of the site with a rustic bench.

Getting there- From the High Street turn left into the Co-op car park.

Toilets- None on site. Toilet available at the co op car park, Weald Information Centre, library and occasionally in the Co op.
Meeting point for volunteers at the bottom car park below the co-op by the steps down to the skatepark.
Postcode: TN17 3DQ OS Grid Ref: TQ777361

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