Know before you go
Parking informationVery limited on the road parking
Being situated on a hillside, some of the paths are steep and uneven, and there are steps in places. However, you will be rewarded with excellent views!
There are Kissing gates and steps. The surface is grass/earth and is steep, uneven, narrow, and slippery when wet.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMay to August: Wildflowers and butterflies
About the reserve
Well worth a visit for the panoramic views alone - this 16 hectare reserve includes ancient woodland and secondary woodland and scrub with areas of chalk grassland on the south facing slopes. Much of the downland has been lost, but there are still four open glades that are managed by winter mowing and by rabbit grazing. Orchids are present in areas, including man orchid, pyramidal orchid, and common spotted-orchid. Other grassland flora includes species such as squinancywort, common rock-rose and burnet-saxifrage. Many butterflies can be seen, including brown argus, common blue, dingy and grizzled skipper.