Kent Downs stretch from the White Cliffs of Dover to the London and Surrey borders.
They are designated an area of outstanding natural beauty which makes them an
ideal location for nature lovers especially for those in search of fabulous Orchids
and wild flowers.
Our summer farmlands and grasslands simply come alive
at this time of year with wild flowers and animals.
- Why not try your hand at some
nature spotting in summer meadows including flower spotting and Badger watching.
Downs - Visitor Guide
Warren, Warren Lane, Hartlip, North Kent.
Royal St George's golf course,
near Sandwich, Kent.
Wildlife Trust - 01622 662012
Park Gate Down (ring before visit).
Kent Downs Countryside Trust contact form.
Kent Wildlife Trust
Downs - firstname.lastname@example.org
Warren - OS Map 188 TQ 827629.|
Grid reference: TQ841642
attractions:||Orchids and chalk grassland butterflies
including the rare Adonis Blue.|
kit:||Walking shoes, Orchid identification guide.
Magnifying glass. |
and wild flowers:
Queen Down Warren in North Kent - there are good views
over the reserve from the top of the Main Bank.
Royal St George's golf
course, near Sandwich.
Park Gate Down - an environmentally sensitive
site so please call to make an appointment.
Kent Wildlife Trust run
guided walks at Queendown Warren and Park Gate Down.
Warren: Public footpaths. Some paths on the banks are steep and uneven
in parts. Nature trail leaflet available. |
Access to the main
reserve is via kissing gates and rambler gates. At present there are just two
disabled kissing gates for smaller wheelchairs and pushchairs. None of the paths
are surfaced - many are narrow, steep or rutted.
Queendown Warren: Take the A2 and follow
the signs to Hartlip along the Lower Hartlip Road. Take a right into Mount Lane
and then bear left at the cross-roads into Warren Lane.
Car parking available.
Parkgate Down: located south of Canterbury in Kent.
The two Orchid reserves are run by Kent
Wildlife Trust. They're free and open all year.
Park Gate Down -
a sensitive site so please call to make an appointment via Kent
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