Longfield Chalk Bank

Greg Hitchcock

Longfield Chalk Bank

A small urban fringe site.

Location

West of Longfield
Nr Dartford
DA3 7QL
A static map of Longfield Chalk Bank

Know before you go

Size
2 hectares

Walking trails

The circular path is stony in parts and there are steps and some areas of uneven ground.

Access

Not Wheelchair accessible. It has slopes and steps. The surface leading onto reserve is even grass/earth/compact surface.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

A small but important urban fringe site containing an area of chalk grassland. Parts of the reserve appear to have been much disturbed in the past but have now been colonised with scrub and woodland.   The reserve is managed as part of the Longfield Community Park maintaining the existing areas of chalk grassland and creating small paths and clearings through the scrub. Specific management is occasionally aimed at small-scale disturbance around the grey mouse-ear in order to encourage seed dispersal and germination.

Contact us

Paul Glanfield
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)