Broadham Down

A wildlife-rich chalk grassland, scrub and woodland


One mile (1.6 km) southeast of Chilham
A static map of Broadham Down

Know before you go

16 hectares

Grazing animals

Catlle, sheep and feral goats are on site most of the year.

Walking trails

From the car park it is a rugged walk along a rough track. The reserve is rugged rolling terrain with no paths.


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.


No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

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.  

Contact us

John McAllister
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB)
Local Wildlife Site (LWS)