Weather Warnings

Warning Triangle

Weather Warning For Wednesday 1st November 2023 (Evening) & Thursday 2nd November 2023

If you enter the nature reserve whilst a weather warning is in place then you do so at your own risk.

The Met Office have issued yellow weather warnings of strong winds and heavy rain in the Maidstone area from tonight and into Thursday.
The reserve has many veteran trees which are more readily susceptible to storm damage. In addition, most trees are still in full leaf, making the wind stress greater.The risk of falling branches and possibly fallen trees is therefore increased.

*** Please heed the warnings and consider your safety. Our recommendation is to avoid entering the nature reserve whilst the risk of falling branches / trees is increased ***

Tree safety checks will be made on Friday, after the storm has passed through.
Many thanks for your cooperation.
Steve Songhurst, Warden.

This page will be updated when the Met Office issue any yellow, amber or red weather warnings 

Vinters Valley Nature Reserve is managed by a local voluntary trust for wildlife conservation & quiet informal recreation.

Every effort is made to keep the footpaths, steps, fences & open areas in good repair.

Before entering, you are advised that this is a site where natural hazards may exist.

In addition, we manage the trees for both wildlife interest & with visitors’ safety in mind.

There are a large number of mature trees within the nature reserve. We do not recommend entering the nature reserve when the Met Office has issued a yellow / amber or red weather warning – indicating very strong winds, which could cause injury from falling timber.

We hope you enjoy your visit but please be aware that the Trust cannot accept responsibility for any loss / damage to person(s) or property whilst visiting this nature reserve.