33 acres

Taddington Valley public open space covers an area of 33 acres. The valley is part of the once larger Taddington Wood which has since been fragmented by housing and roads. Trees in this area were coppiced for a regular source of wood, with Hornbeam being used to make gunpowder. Coppicing is still carried out in the area to manage the woodland which helps increase the range of plants and animals. This traditional method of woodland management means that trees regenerate quickly. 

Taddington Valley is located immediately east of the A2045 and west of Walderslade. The nearest postcode is ME5 9LA.

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council own and manage this site.

  • tree species present in the wood include sweet chestnut, beech, oak, ash, wild cherry, hawthorn and hazel
  • dogs allowed
  • two public rights of way go through Taddington Valley: MR439 and MR201
  • pathways are not surfaced and may be narrow
  • there are natural changes in level and steps

There is no car park and very little on-street parking available

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