Know before you go
Parking informationCharged Parking - £2.50 for the day - weekdays and weekends
Grazing animalsSheep and cattle will occasionally be on site.
Paths are relatively flat but can become wet in poor conditions. Please stay on the paths.
There are medium mobility kissing gates. The surface is grass, level, smooth. There is some flooding in winter.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July: Green-winged orchids and wildflowers
About the reserve
This idyllic reserve serves to remind visitors of just how much of this classic English landscape has been lost. It boasts one of the best remaining examples of unimproved hay meadows in Kent. Green-winged orchids are abundant in May and later in the year many daises, vetches and wild grass are common.
There are ponds feature here, the smaller of the two often having an abundant show of water violet. The larger pond has stands of bulrush and vegetation that provides a nesting habitat for reed warblers and geese. Find out more about the Coronation Meadows project here.