Woodland Wildlife Hidden History
The Meads and Rose Hill Wood in Sittingbourne are remarkable places, rich in history as well as wildlife. We will be offering opportunities to learn about woodland heritage through walks, talks and family events aimed at people who live near Rose Hill Wood and The Meads Community Woodland (opposite Sonora Fields) found at the western edge of Sittingbourne.
These two woodlands are now important green spaces for wildlife and people but have an incredible history that stretches back almost 5000 years. The Meads Community Woodland was even the site of an ancient post henge monument – a wooden version of Stonehenge.
The project which will be run by the Mid Kent Downs Countryside Partnership (MKDCP) will give people the chance to find out more about the wildlife and historic uses of wood and woodland with further events taking place at important woodland sites in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There will also be the chance to get stuck in at archaeological digs and to take an active part in the management of woodland for wildlife.
Grove Park Primary School will also be involved with the project and have the chance to learn about the hidden history on their doorstep. A touch screen history of the area and its wildlife will also be installed in the new Meads Community Centre.
We are keen for people to both find out more about the places that they live and visit but also to get involved.
If you are interested in finding out more or coming along to some of the events please get in touch: