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East Barming Kent

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St Margaret's Church, East Barming with the Medway valley stretching towards Teston beyond. The churchyard and nearby playing fields have played host to Hawfinches in recent years.
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St Margaret's Church, East Barming with the Medway valley stretching towards Teston beyond. The churchyard and nearby playing fields have played host to Hawfinches in recent years.

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Site Details

Urban, in parts semi-rural, located on the western suburbs of Maidstone. Main sites of interest are the River Medway, Barming woods, the orchards, arable fields and playing field around St Margarets Church which are criss-crossed by numerous public footpaths.

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Directions

The River Medway and playing fields are accessible by turning down South Street from the A26 (next to the Bull PH). The woods are best accessed by following North Street (opposite South Street!) off the A26 which leads to North Pole Road which cuts through Barming/Oaken Woods. A number of footpaths lead through the area.

Access

Only via public footpaths

Parking

Limited parking is available at the bottom of South Street for the River Medway (Barming Bridge - pedestrians only) and the playing field and church car park are open during daylight hours to explore the orchards and fields.

Key Areas / Routes

River Medway (Barming Bridge), Parish Playing Fields, St Margaret's Churchyard, Oaken Woods and orchards.

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