Bluebell Hill Picnic Site
Blue Bell Hill Picnic Site is set on the chalk downland with panoramic views over the Medway Valley. Here you will find areas of woodland, scrub and chalk grassland and a diverse number of rare plant species. The plant lover will observe the bulbous buttercup, salad burnet, hairy violet, meadow vechling, false brome grass, bee orchid, wood sage and wild strawberry. These plants support a variety of specialist insects such as the dingy skipper, grizzled skipper, chalk hill blue and brown argus butterflies. Blue Bell Hill is an ideal spot for walkers and picnickers. The North Downs Way passes along the northern edge of site, giving further opportunities to explore the Downs.
- Website: www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/blue-bell-hill
- Telephone: 01622 662012
- Opening times: Open daily 8.30 am - dusk
- Prices: Free
Travel information: Nearest stations are Chatham or Maidstone. By road: From A229 (Rochester - Maidstone road) at the top of Blue Bell Hill, just south of the M2 Junction 3 interchange take signposted slip road.