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

Location

Fackenden Down
Fackenden Lane
Shoreham
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN14 7RR

OS Map Reference

TQ531604

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Know before you go

Size
14 hectares

Entry fee

None

Parking information

Very limited parking in lay-bys on Fackenden Lane. Please park considerately.

Bicycle parking

None

Grazing animals

Cattle and occasional sheep

Walking trails

Very steep in parts and paths uneven.

Access

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

Dogs

On a lead
Please keeps dogs under close control

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August: Wildflowers, butterflies and reptiles

About the reserve

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

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)