Chalk downland with fragrant and pyramidal orchids at Fackenden Down, photo by Beth Hukins

Photo by Beth Hukins

The Wonder World of Orchids

Location: Fackenden Down Nature Reserve, Fackenden Lane,
Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 7RR
Come and join this wonderful walk where you can learn all about the fascinating group of plants - orchids.

Event details

Meeting point

Fackenden Lane, Shoreham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 7RR. TQ 538 605. what3words: expand.bills.rear


2:00pm - 4:00pm
A static map of The Wonder World of Orchids

About the event

On this animated walk, we will see a range of orchid species as well as a host of other flowers of this stunning chalk grassland site. Learn about their reproduction, life cycle and about the vital role which conservation management plays in maintaining area for these rare and beautiful plants.




Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted


There are gates and stiles on the roadsides, the surface is grass/earth and the walking trails are steep and uneven.

Wheelchair access

Not suitable for wheelchair users

What to bring

Suitable footwear and clothing

Parking information

Parking is in a grassy field, if there has been heavy rain just prior to the day, then you may wish to park at Shoreham Train Station and walk to the site from there.

Contact us

Paul Glanfield
Contact number: 07766 732214