Burham Down

Burham Down

Predominantly wooded, with areas of grassland and two disused chalk pits

Location

Common Road
Chatham
ME5 9RG
A static map of Burham Down

Know before you go

Size
110 hectares

Grazing animals

Goats and sheep

Walking trails

Some paths are steep and uneven, stiles in places.

Access

Not Wheelchair accessible. There are steps, a slope, kissing gates and unsurfaced, uneven, slippery paths.

Dogs

On a lead

Facilities

Picnic area

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

June to September

About the reserve

With sublime views over the Weald of Kent, this reserve consists of an area of chalk grassland, an area of woodland and two disused chalk pits. The chalk pits provide good shelter for birds in winter and breeding sites in summer. Some species of orchid can be seen in the woodland and kestrels breed in the chalk cliffs. Various different insects can be observed here

Contact us

Steve Weeks
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)