Heathland Restoration, December 2021

Over the past year Squerryes has been working in partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust, Sevenoaks District Council and local volunteers to widen heathy rides on part of the network of Greensand Commons owned by the Estate.

Crockham Hill Common has been transformed through the increased management of its mosaic landscape, which boasts valuable heathland habitat that is rarer than rainforest and wooded heaths that are also home to several indicator species, such as green tiger beetles and deep brown dart moths.

Kent Wildlife Trust said ‘It is truly inspiring to see the impact of community conservation at Crockham Hill. In addition to the practical work that has taken place, our volunteers have had the opportunity to reconnect with nature through education. The project has delivered various training sessions, including heathland species identification and talks on the historical use and management of the land.’