Lydden Temple Ewell - The James Teacher Reserve
Know before you go
Very steep and rugged downland scarp slopes.
Not Wheelchair accessible. There is a steep narrow path and there are kissing gates/rambler gates. The surface is chalk/grass, steep, uneven and slippery and muddy when wet.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMay to August
About the reserve
One of Europe's finest surviving chalk downlands, this reserve contains areas of chalk downland, ancient semi-natural grassland and marginal woodland. It is rich in species and chalk flowers include burnt-tip and early spider orchid. It is a good site for butterflies such as common, Adonis and chalkhill blues as well as a number of grasshoppers and bush-crickets, including the largest British species, the great green bush-cricket. Bird species include skylark and some birds of prey.