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Saxten’s and Cage’s Wood lies to the south of Fawkham Green on the plateau and slopes of a dry valley, in an attractive area that carries four different (both local and national) landscape designations.
An important feature in this valued and sensitive landscape, the wood is visible from the nearby M20.
The wood is set within a mixed landscape of fields grazed mainly by horses, arable farms and woodlands. Once managed as two separate woodlands, the site is now treated as a single entity with two distinct characters.
The wood is very important for its wildlife, including dormice. Parts of the site are very dense as a result of the destruction wrought by the 1987 storm, creating a very precious habitat for a wide array of creatures and plant life.
A pubic footpath runs through the wood, while there are other permissive paths running around it.
Leisure interests such as the Brands Hatch motor racing circuit, golf courses and hotels also feature strongly in the local landscape.
Easy access information
This park and open space contains uneven trails, un-surfaced or narrow pathways. Also, there are width restricting features, such as stiles and narrow gaps making it difficult for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs to access some parts of the site.