A delightful, internationally important, downland valley reserve.


Warren Lane
A static map of Queendown Warren

Know before you go

76 hectares

Grazing animals

Cattle, sheep, ponies

Walking trails

Public and permissive footpaths, with rambler and kissing gates, cross the reserve. Paths on the banks are steep and uneven in places.


Wheelchair accessible. There are medium mobility kissing gates, fence gaps, and rambler gates. The surface is grassy with some steep slopes, the paths are slippery on exposed chalk when wet.


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

The original site was a rabbit warren in medieval times and this forms the reserve core. Recent extensions include 16 hectares of pasture and 40 hectares or arable land. Species re-colonisation, seed sowing and grazing are helping restore wildlife-rich habitat to the site.

Contact us

Alison Ruyter
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB)
Local Nature Reserve (LNR)