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Queendown Warren

A delightful, internationally important, downland valley reserve.

The original site was a rabbit warren in medieval times and this forms the reserve core. Recent extensions include 16 hectares of pasture and 40 hectares or arable land. Species re-colonisation, seed sowing and grazing are helping restore wildlife-rich habitat to the site.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Woodland
Species
Fragrant Orchid, Beech, Adder

Nearby nature reserves

Stockbury Hill Wood
2 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Darland Banks
3 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
The Larches
4 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Warren Lane, Hartlip
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME9 7XH
Map reference
TQ 827 629
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
76.00 hectares
Status
Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB)
Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Access
Wheelchair accessible. There are medium mobility kissing gates, fence gaps, and rambler gates. The surface is grassy with some steep slopes, the paths are slippery on exposed chalk when wet.
Walking information
Public and permissive footpaths, with rambler and kissing gates, cross the reserve. Paths on the banks are steep and uneven in places.
Parking
yes
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Cattle, sheep, ponies
Reserve manager
Alison Ruyter
Tel: 01622 662012
info@kentwildlife.org.uk