Curtis Wood Park
Curtis Wood Park is comprised of three distinctive areas known as Curtis Wood Local Nature Reserve, Curtis Meadow and Goldspots Pond. The wood is mainly comprised of oak, ash and hawthorn and is valued for its diverse ground flora including early purple and greater butterfly orchids; a short trail around the wood is waymarked.
Both meadows are neutral grassland habitats interspersed with areas of scrub and mature trees. They are both managed as hay meadows whereby they are cut once a year at the end of the summer and taken away in order to promote conditions for a wide variety of plants.
Goldspots Pond lies north east of Curtis Wood Park. The Friends of Broomfield and Herne Ponds have coordinated task days, fundraising and wildlife surveys for this area where common frog, palmate newts and smooth newt have all been recorded.
On the Canterbury Road (A291), Herne between the Curtis Wood Road and Curtis Wood Park Road, just outside Herne village.