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Broadham Down

A wildlife-rich chalk grassland, scrub and woodland

With lovely views across the Stour valley, Broadham Down consists of chalk grassland, scrub and woodland, and having been heavily scrubbed over management is aimed at reclaiming this open habitat. In 2006, the first colony of the black-veined moth was recorded for the first time in over forty years. At least three kinds of bats are known to hibernate here.



 

Nearby nature reserves

South Blean
3 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Bigbury Camp
4 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Yockletts Bank
4 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
One mile (1.6 km) southeast of Chilham.
Chilham
Kent
CT4 7DE
Map reference
TR 085538
Great for...
butterflies
reptiles
spring flowers
stunning views
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
16.00 hectares
Access
No

Not Wheelchair accessible Off road parking, with 1 km compacted gravel track to reserve. Entry onto reserve require stepping through narrow gap. Steep slopes and unsurfaced paths.
Walking information
From the car park it is a rugged walk along a rough track. The reserve is rugged rolling terrain with no paths.
Parking
There is parking in a layby on Mystole Lane
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Catlle, sheep and feral goats are on site most of the year.
Reserve manager
John McAllister
Tel: 01622 662012
info@kentwildlife.org.uk