Location: Quex Park
Walk: 1m (1.5km). Medium. No footway.
Keeper: Hazel Basford
Note: Quex park is open April-Oct on Tue, Wed, Thur, Sun and Bank Holidays
11am-5pm; March, Sun only 11am-4pm.024
From All Saints Church, Birchington, take Park Road (B2048). The road
passes a mixture of Victorian terraced houses and newer council built
housing and bungalows, before reaching the entrance to Quex Park (on
the left hand side).
Pass the entrance and continue straight on at the next junction. At
the foot of the hillahead you will see an avenue of pine trees that
were planted in 1906 to celebrate the marriage of Major Percy Powell-Cotton
to Hannah Slater.
Crossing the field to the left, the box is secured low down on one of
the pines. From this position look to the North East across the field.
Above the trees of Quex Park you will see the cast iron spire of the
Waterloo Tower (1819), a bell tower which houses the first ring of twelve
bells to be installed in Kent. The bells are still rung regularly by
the Quex Park Society of Change Ringers.