Know before you go
Parking informationVery limited parking in lay-bys on Fackenden Lane. Please park considerately.
Grazing animalsCattle and occasional sheep
Very steep in parts and paths uneven.
There are gates and stiles on the roadsides, the surface is grass/earth and the walking trails are steep and uneven.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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.