Know before you go
Paths are steep and uneven in places. There are large steps on the public footpath. The southern half of the reserve is open to the public. The northern area can be visited by prior arrangment with the Trust.
Not Wheelchair accessible. Paths are steep and uneven in places. There are large steps on the public footpath.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to August
About the reserve
Significantly, in 1962, this was the first nature reserve to be purchased by Kent Wildlife Trust and its importance was further highlighted more recently when along with Down House and surrounding countryside, it was proposed as a World Heritage Site. The reserve lies on the North Downs with chalk grassland at its heart.