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Bough Beech Visitor Centre

Winkhurst Green, Ide Hill, England
+44 1732 750624
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Bough beech

Visited Bough Beech on a Monday afternoon in January with my Dad and brother. Before our visit of... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Charlottelawrence
,
Kent, United Kingdom
via mobile
Closure of the visitor centre

What a shame this lovely hidden gem is closing. My wife and I have been regular visitors... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
maggie l
,
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Winkhurst Green, Ide Hill, England
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+44 1732 750624
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Visited Bough Beech on a Monday afternoon in January with my Dad and brother. Before our visit of course I TripAdvisored it for an idea of what to expect. I read that the visitor centre has been closed. We parked up along the road where...More

1  Thank Charlottelawrence
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

What a shame this lovely hidden gem is closing. My wife and I have been regular visitors, virtually every week, since retiring just over two years ago. It had awakened our interest in bird spotting and generally all the flora and fauna to be found...More

Thank maggie l
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Kent Wildlife Trust have been looking for an excuse to close this excellent nature-inspiring centre ever since they started to employ highly overpaid business executives who have no knowledge of the natural world to run their charitable “trust”. It’s been in existence long before they...More

7  Thank Turtledove288
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Have found out that KWT have decided to close Bough Beech Visitor Centre as it is damp and expensive to run- yes this is a genuine comment from their CEO,it is surrounded by a reservoir which attracts numerous wildlife-and it is an older building-cannot say...More

6  Thank Countrymouse2013
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Sadly Kent Wildlife Trust have decided to close this gem to the general public. For years it has provided a welcome and refreshment to those who want to experience a haven for wildlife in the Kent countryside.

1  Thank Reg O
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

very informative when having a pit stop from walking round the area, and if you are lucky the toilets are in use

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Bough Beech is a small, but very interesting local nature reserve, with several different habitats to explore. There is a walk (about 3km long) that explores most of these, but does involve walking along a quiet road. The staff were friendly and helpful and we...More

3  Thank mattharvey168
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I have reviewed Bough Beech in the past and it is still my favourite place to visit,recently the folk band were playing on a Sunday afternoon and it was like stepping back in time-a great place to escape the everyday busy lives that we all...More

Thank Countrymouse2013
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

We have lived in the area for years and have only just realised what a gem this is. The actual centre is a small museum with coffee shop attached and worth a visit. However, the associated activities are fantastic, so do check to see what...More

1  Thank Scotgill
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

We have been here a couple of times and although it is a bit on the wee side, it is still very enjoyable. If you are passing it is well worth a visit. The staff are very enthusiastic and helpful and they spent an age...More

Thank lynne j
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