The Trust is a registered charity (No 1164637) formed in 1974 when 18 acres of coastal grazing land came onto the market and looked set to be sold in lots for development.  

Through heroic fund-raising efforts and the tremendous generosity of many, the Pett Level Residents’ Association formed a charitable Trust which was able to secure this property as an amenity for the general public and for wildlife conservation.  Subsequently further purchases of land were made bringing the total area to about 24 acres. (To see a map of the Trust’s land, look under “What we protect”.)

The Pett Level Preservation Trust’s wildlife-rich coastal habitat at the very western end of Romney Marshes includes part of the ancient island of Toot Rock and a section of the Royal Military Canal. The area to the seaward side of the canal is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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