The trustees of Vinters Valley Nature Reserve have discussed the COVID-19 situation and after careful consideration have agreed and put in a number of measures.
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All visitors to the nature reserve MUST follow this advice at all times.
It is important that social distancing is kept at all times – keeping at least 2 metres apart
“Maidstone’s Hidden Gem”
Vinters Valley Nature Reserve is a local wildlife oasis tucked away between the Vinters Park and Grove Green housing estates.
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A large Beech tree fell during a storm, blocking the steps beside the crematorium (at the top of the valley)
The tree has now been removed, however repairs need to be made to the steps and handrail, before the path can be reopened. Please use an alternative route.
Thank you to everyone that entered our photographic competition. We received some wonderful entries!
Entry is now closed
Vinters Valley Nature Reserve is NOT run by any council, but by a group of dedicated local volunteers, who have formed a registered charity called the “Vinters Valley Park Trust”.
To keep the nature reserve open, as a space for the whole community to enjoy we need your money and support.
You can financially support the nature reserve in a number of ways.
Please click here to find out how you can support us
The mud and sit from our main site trap north of the lake, along the main valley floor, has been removed from the silt trap today.
The mud and silt has been spread between two bunds beside the silt traps and needs to dry out and become solid, which is likely to take some time (depending on the weather).
The area had been fenced off and warning signs are in place.
However, until further notice and as a safety precaution, all dogs must be kept under full control by putting them on a lead when walking along the adjacent pathway in this area.
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Steve Songhurst, Warden