Get Closer to Nature with Southeastern's Kent wildlife walks.

Southeastern colleagues and stakeholders have the opportunity to join a fascinating programme of free nature walks and find out about the biodiversity wildlife and plants that live around us – across the Southeastern network.


The brilliant team at Adonis Blue Environmental Consultants have partnered with Southeastern to offer three opportunities to delve into the county’s flora and fauna at three Kent Wildlife Trust reserves located near to Southeastern stations.

Experts from the consultancy, part of the Kent Wildlife Trust Group, will lead small groups to discover some of the intriguing creatures that live in the Garden of England. The walks will include an opportunity to listen for bat calls with an ultrasonic microphone detector; net animals or insects that transfer pollen from plant to plant (under expert supervision); and use torches plus non-harmful traps to observe moths. Places are limited to 15 participants per event.


Graham Mollison, Head of Sustainability at Southeastern, says “We want to have a long-term positive impact on the biodiversity that we manage. Our Get Closer to Nature events will help our colleagues and stakeholders discover more about the species and habitats on and near our estate – and how we can help nature to thrive.”


This initiative is part of the Railway for Nature plan that explains Southeastern’s commitment to contributing to biodiversity net gain by 2035 whereby Southeastern leave the natural environment in a measurably better state than it was before.

The events are:


Bats at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve – 24 July 20:45 to 22:15 (nearest station, Sevenoaks)


Pollinators at Holborough Marshes – 9 August 10:00 to 11:00 (nearest station, Snodland)


Moths at Fackenden Down Reserve – 21 August 19:45 to 21:15 (nearest station, Shoreham)


Booking essential, click here to book.