Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Fossil hunting at Dryhill

Calum and the log house
Time to work off that Christmas dinner! We decided to try out Dryhill Nature Reserve - not far from us but somewhere we've never managed to get to before.

We spent the afternoon exploring the woods and looking for fossils in the rockface. No success I'm afraid, but we did find plenty of rabbit holes, part of the woods covered in Christmas decorations and a log house (which made for a very excited five-year-old!)

We had the place to ourselves, except for a couple of dog walkers, so we really did feel like we'd found a well-kept secret.

We finished the round-walk in about an hour, but there are lots of small paths to try out along the way.

It was very muddy today, so remember to take wellies if you decide to go in the winter. In summer Dryhill could be a perfect picnic spot. There are lots of picnic benches and open spaces if you want to spread out a bit.

You can hear traffic through most of the reserve. There. My only grumble!

Dryhill Local Nature Reserve
Dryhill Lane
Near Sevenoaks
TN14 6EP

Opening times
9am to dusk or 9pm. Whichever is earlier. Park closed Christmas Day.

Free parking


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