Wild Sites on Your Doorstep
About Wild Sites…
Wild Sites on Your Doorstep is all about exploring and enjoying wild places close to where you live. We have used photography, art and creative writing to help people discover the fantastic landscapes and special wildlife of the Stour Valley, providing workshops for local communities at sites all over our Partnership area.
The pictures and words produced have been used to create a full colour guidebook (see below) which features 43 sites that reflect the variety of places to explore in the countryside of the Stour Valley. They range from large national nature reserves to small community sites, from green spaces in urban settings to picturesque spots in some of the remotest parts of the Kent Downs.
The project has now ended and there are no more activities but you can still get involved by submitting photos of the sites covered at the Wild Sites website. The project has been run by the Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Kent County Council.
Wild Sites Guide
The guide highlights the wildlife that can be seen at individual sites, and contains colour photographs of species and landscapes throughout. In addition there is background information on the habitats featured and on how to get to the sites.
We hope that this booklet will help people, including those with disabilities, to gain access to wildlife sites. It includes information on buses and trains, cycle routes and disabled facilities. There is a map including all sites and their post codes and parking.
The images are also featured on the Wild Sites website and have been displayed in two exhibitions.
Where are the Wild Sites?
There are Wild Sites all over our area – there’s probably one near you! See their sites map.