Brickhrust Trust is a non-profit organisation; striving to manage,
protect, promote, and enhance Brickhurst Farm,
Hastings Road, Pembury, nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4BL, and
surrounding areas in the Kent High Weald, for wildlife, landscape,
heritage, education, permaculture, sustainable living, & as a
community open space.
The Trust adapted from earlier permaculture projects at Brickhurst Farm
- commenced by Peter Mann, and which spawned the Permaculture
The Trust was established and the Farm purchased as a result of a court
order obtained in 2000.
The Trust retains 'the Farm' for posperity and cannot sell it.
Apart from being an important refuge for some wildlife species, in an
otherwise highly agriltural area, the greenspace is there for everyone
locally, or further afield to appreciate and enjoy escaping to. It is
an oasis away from a polluted, noisy, and artificial city; but also a
natural, living, dynamic, openspace for kids (both rural and urban, and
grown-up kids!) to play and grow-up in.
help from volunteers both far and wide, the Trust and its predocessors
transformed parts of the farm back into meadowland, and planted trees
and shrubs, and has cultivated small plots using sustainable
small-scale farming methods (permaculture) but the Trust also wants to
encourage natural regeneration, which you can see taking place. There
is also much woodland management, much of the wooded area is managed as
a copse, as it has been for centuries.
Everyone is welcome
to be involved in the Trust's work, and to contribute to our projects.
Volunteers are welcome - please enquire, we can also
help you with learning new skills and working in a beautiful
To make a suggestion,
or to join our email list,
or become a member of the Trust (�3/year)
email us, or phone us (contact details above).
Brickhurst Farm is situated
along Hastings Road, a minor/concealed left turn off the A21
northbound, the first left-turn past Kippings Cross Roundabout, about
600yds. The turn has signs in advance for 'farm road'.
It's open to the public by appointment, there is a footpath through
part of the farm, and the neighbouring Marlborough Woods which is open
to the public at all times.
Embark at Kippings Cross/Bo-Peep Corner (Pembury)
From Paddock Wood or Tonbridge -
xxx From Tunbridge Wells - xxx;
High Brooms (no bus, 1hr brisk walk; 35 mins cycle incl
steep hill, but on cycle path);
Paddock Wood (steep hill towards Kippings Cross);
Tunbridge Wells (Gentle hill; 1hr15 walk; 1hr cycle,
cyclepath, half hr>hourly buses).
For a MAP click
For sketched directions click here!
The Trust has collaborate with / been supported by / or advertised by
the following organisations - click to view their websites:
Kent High Weald Project
Leaside Wood Recycling Project
Wealden Home Educators Network