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Kerton Road, Romney Marsh TN29 9NP
Kent, Surrey, Sussex branch

A guided field visit to Dungeness led by Botanist Dr Brian Ferry. 

Join the Kent, Surrey and Sussex branch for a trip around Dungeness with shingle beach ecology expert Dr Brian Ferry, Royal Holloway College, to explore the various habitats along Dungeness' shingle beach. 

The focus of the trip will be primarily on plant succession across shingle ridges, along with vegetation of an ancient, disturbed area of shingle, with a possible visit to a nearby moth-trap facility to see moths attracted to light the previous night.  Attendees should come dressed appropriately for an outdoor event near the coast. 


The parking  location is at the side of Kerton Road, a left turn off the main road to Dungeness from Lydd, about 700 metres before the railway level-crossing. There is room in Kerton Road for 6 plus cars. (OS map 189 Ashford& Romney Marsh  grid ref. 084190). This location has been specially selected to facilitate the  examination of the natural succession of vegetation across the shingle ridges from the east coast inland. The only diversion from this objective may be to examine overnight  moth-traps, but only if we have time.

Please meet at the intended parking spot at 10:30 BST

Cost and booking 

This event is free to attend and open to all. Places are limited so advanced registration is essential through the link at the top of the page. 


For specific event enquiries, please contact branch secretary Dafydd Lewis at
For booking and website queries, please contact Eleanor Barrand at or on 020 3925 3444.