Bigbury Camp is an iron age hillfort not far from Canterbury city centre and is managed by the Kent Wildlife Trust who plan to restore more natural habitats as they would have been when the site was occupied. It was occupied from about 350BV and may have been stormed in one of the first engagements between locals and the legions of Julius Caesar in 55BC. Many of the defensive earthworks can still be seen today.
There are grazing animals and Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Common Lizzard are also inhabitants and visitors. The site was planted over with European Larch and Sweet Chestnut in the 18th and 19th century with the chestnut being used as hop poles in the nearby hop farms.
No wheelchair access, the North Downs footpath turns through the reserve, and there is a kissing gate.
Picture Credit: Kent Wildlife Trust.