Blackbrook Farm is a traditional sheep farm on the outskirts of Wittersham in Kent. The farm is on the edge of the River Rother and was once the site of the prosperous ship building industry in the 15th and 16th centuries. A number of historical clues to this activity still remain, including a notable dry dock, and a characteristic lane leading to the farm.
As the River became increasingly un-navigable, ship building slowly declined and the area was given over to farming which has defined the area ever since.
The farm itself is of significant interest for wading birds, and on the lower plain by the Rother is being managed to create an excellent quality wet grassland habitat which has attracted breeding activity from birds such as Lapwing.