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Fackenden Down

A west and south-west facing slope of the North Downs on the eastern side of the Darent Valley.

The majority of the area is high quality chalk grassland, with areas of scrub and woodland. The grassland supports fragrant, pyramidal and man orchids, together with characteristic downland insect species, especially butterflies such as brown argus, common blue and dark green fritillary.

Nearby nature reserves

Polhill Bank
1 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Kemsing Down
2 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre
3 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Fackenden Down
TN14 7RS
Map reference
TQ 531 605
Great for...
spring flowers
stunning views
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times
14.00 hectares
Not Wheelchair accessible. There are gates and stiles from the car park, the surface is grass/earth and is generally even on the main site.
Walking information
Very steep in parts and paths uneven.
Very limited car parking on the road. Please do not block access to the field.
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Cattle, Exmoor ponies and occasional sheep
Reserve manager
Paul Glanfield
Tel: 01622 662012