The village of Hamstreet has a traditional weatherboard High Street and once appeared in map form on a series of postage stamps to mark the bicentenary of the Ordnance Survey. The Greensand Way crosses Ham Street station and enters Hamstreet Woods. The Saxon Shore Way also passes through the woodlands and it is about 1 mile west along the Saxon Shore Way to the ancient smuggling village of Warehorne. Hamstreet is roughly the mid-point along the Royal Military Canal which is 1 mile south of the station. A footpath runs for the entire 28 mile length of this Napoleonic defensive structure.
An important remnant of the ancient oak forest that once covered the Weald.
Many birds and other wildlife can be seen from the waymarked routes of various lengths around the reserve.
Refreshments are available in Hamstreet.
Open at all times.