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Vinters Valley Nature Reserve

Lodge Road | Weavering, Maidstone ME14 5EH, England
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Ranked #16 of 27 Attractions in Maidstone
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Vinters valley is a hidden gem of Maidstone, once one of the big estates, now a successful local nature reserve. It was only rediscovered in the early 1980's and has been lovingly improved by the local and county council as well as volunteers. Some may say it is "boring" nut to really understand this look up the history of the... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I visited the nature reserve with my two dogs after reading reviews and looking at the website. My two dogs love to swim and as the website said nothing about banning dog swimming I thought we were in luck. Only as you get to the lake/pond do you notice it is fenced in and a sign prohibiting dogs! If this... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Little hidden gem that is down the road from me. Walk with a 4 year old takes about 1.5-2 hours finishing with a lovely duck pond. We follow the blue tit trail. Not suitable for buggies so make sure you either babywear or carry smaller children.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Created within 90 acres, Vinters Valley Nature Reserve is truly an oasis of nature, being surrounded by a shopping village, housing estates, factories and motorway. The site was only awarded Local Nature Reserve status in 1992 and has quickly become a local favourite, appreciated by animal lovers, as well as locals seeking a moment of peace, calm, and tranquillity. Although... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This has always been one of my favourite nature walks.There is so much here with wildlife and a great collection of different trees and wild flowers. Plenty of wild birds and a lake thrown in.

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Maidstone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

What a great place to go with the dog, no matter what the weather it really is a nice relaxing place for a nice stroll with the K9. Plenty of different routes (avoid the lake if your dog loves water), and there is also a bit of history with some of the old Vinters house still showing.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

well looked after nature resrve, next to the school, can be used as walk through from maidstone town centre to grove green and tesco area, and even walk to bearsted in around 40 minutes on a slow walk (but maybe you walk faster than me) and nice to look at very scenic take a camera, ponds and lakes, and streams,... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This nature reserve is right in the heart of Maidstone and run by the warden and residents who are passionate about keeping this place a haven for wildlife and visitors. Walking round you can see how much it is loved by those who look after it and those that walk there. I have visited and volunteered there and thoroughly recommend... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I live opposite the reserve and in the past used it a lot, its popular for dog walkers, but is good for a ramble in the summer and to see the wildlife on the lake. In the Autumn when the kids were small we'd raid the hedgerows for blackberries and then we'd make jam.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Good place to take children and let them run free without traffic. An excellent duck pond with a good variety of wildlife around and good walking tracks to try.

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