A west and south-west facing slope of the North Downs on the eastern side of the Darent Valley.


Fackenden Down
TN14 7RS
A static map of Fackenden Down

Know before you go

14 hectares

Grazing animals

Cattle, Exmoor ponies and occasional sheep

Walking trails

Very steep in parts and paths uneven.


Not Wheelchair accessible. There are gates and stiles from the car park, the surface is grass/earth and is generally even on the main site.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

The majority of the area is high quality chalk grassland, with areas of scrub and woodland. The grassland supports fragrant, pyramidal and man orchids, together with characteristic downland insect species, especially butterflies such as brown argus, common blue and dark green fritillary.

Contact us

Paul Glanfield
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)