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Vinters Valley Nature Reserve

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A pleasant oasis in a built-up Maidstone housing estate

Vinters Valley nature reserve is a lovely, well-kept, tranquil bit of countryside which is beset on... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2019
Lovely place to walk

This is a very peaceful wooded area to walk. The birds are delightful and the nature reserve is... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Maureen C
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Pegasus Place Lodge Road | Weavering, Maidstone ME14 5EH, England
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

Vinters Valley nature reserve is a lovely, well-kept, tranquil bit of countryside which is beset on all sides; busy road on one side with houses beyond, busy crematorium on another, housing estate on a third side and school to the fourth. I assume the valley...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

This is a very peaceful wooded area to walk. The birds are delightful and the nature reserve is kept in tip top condition. The lake has many birds and ducks, geese and a swan. It is delightful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maureen C
Reviewed January 23, 2019

I walk here every day it is the most fascinating place. There is a wealth of history behind this Nature Reserve, dating back to 1342. Unfortunately the big house burnt down in 1956 but you can still see where it stood and imagine Victorian guest...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

I have always walked around vinters valley it is a hidden gem with many fond memories i have of it. I started going there in 1986 when i was 4 and still visit often. Very preety place and check out the remains of the old...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Loved my walk around this hidden gem of Maidstone, a short stroll from house it seemed a good idea after a busy week at work. Located between the Vinters and Grove Green housing estates it is a pleasant peice of greenery in the built up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I know Kent is the Garden of England and this is a lovely spot to walk Around. So peaceful and tranquil and just full of nature. A beautiful little lake to sit by and with ducks and a beautiful swan. Plenty of dog walkers around....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is a lovely place to walk the dog . But beware - rumour has it that there are two dog theives around!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Good for families and dog walkers. There is an interesting history behind how the Park evolved and its connection to Maidstone town.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

Compact nature reserve with lots of interlinked tracks so you can spend 20 mins or several hours there. It is very popular with dog walkers and you’ll likely come across dogs off their leads. I have not know that to be an issue but mention...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jarrse
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoy coming here every day with my dog it is lovely and quiet,just the chearping of the birds. He enjoys chassing the rabbits and squirels. I hope the land never gets developed.😄

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sally R
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John O
February 26, 2015|
Response from SarahH9207 |
It was originally owned by the de Vinter family and latterly by the Whatman family. The land, which spanned from weavering in east, to the sittingbourne road side of the vinters park housing estate, consisted of park and... More