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Longfield Chalk Bank

A small urban fringe site.

A small but important urban fringe site containing an area of chalk grassland. Parts of the reserve appear to have been much disturbed in the past but have now been colonised with scrub and woodland.

The reserve is managed as part of the Longfield Community Park maintaining the existing areas of chalk grassland and creating small paths and clearings through the scrub. Specific management is occasionally aimed at small-scale disturbance around the grey mouse-ear in order to encourage seed dispersal and germination.

Species and habitats

Grassland, Woodland
Common Blue, Willow Warbler, Common Lizard, Slow-worm

Nearby nature reserves

Braeburn Park
6 miles - London Wildlife Trust
Chafford Gorges Nature Park
6 miles - Essex Wildlife Trust
Fackenden Down
7 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

West of Longfield
Nr Dartford
Map reference
TQ 598 693
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Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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2.00 hectares
Not Wheelchair accessible. It has slopes and steps. The surface leading onto reserve is even grass/earth/compact surface.
Walking information
The circular path is stony in parts and there are steps and some areas of uneven ground.
Use the Long Valley Hall car park.
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Paul Glanfield
Tel: 01622 662012