A Site of Special Scientific Interest

Hedgecourt is a  Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and one of the most important wetland sites remaining in the South-East Surrey,  Situated in the upper Eden Brook Valley on alluvial soils underlying Tunbridge Wells sandstones, the site incorporates a range of habitats including woodland, grassland and fen-marginated open water. Hedgecourt Lake is an ancient mill pond resulting from the damming of the river. These habitats support a wide variety of animal life including several locally- distributed beetles (Coleoptera) and a large breeding-bird fauna.