Henwood allotments are accessed by turning into Gordon Close from Hythe Road. Follow the winding road until you see a big sign saying Colefax Place, Private Road. Take the righthand fork and follow round; the allotment entrance is on the right, with some parking. There is a also a footpath and a pedestrian gate from the first sharp bend. Due to the soft nature of the ground it is essential that vehicles are not taken onto the main path.

Soil and situation

Henwood is a lively and vibrant site with a good community. Most of the plots are open and sunny, though along one boundary an overgrown hedge belonging to the KCC casts some irritating shade. The soil is heavy London Clay and can lie very wet after rainy spells. Open, grassy paths divide up this attractive site.