Know before you go
Grazing animalsCattle, sheep, ponies
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.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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.