Kemsing Down Nature Reserve

 The chalk grassland is very diverse and includes species such as squinancywort, common rock-rose, small scabious, burnet-saxifrage, fairy flax, cowslip and yellow-wort. Of particular interest is the presence of dropwort on Whiteleaf Down. This is the only known colony of this plant west of the Medway Gap. A number of orchids are also present within the downland including man orchid, pyramidal orchid, common-spotted orchid, bee orchid and common twayblade. The county scarce adder's-tongue fern occurs in several locations on the lower slopes. Butterflies include brown argus, common blue, dingy and grizzled skipper.

Pilgims Way
TN15 6TG

Telephone: 01622 662012
Facilities: Parking nearby Easiest access is from Pilgrim's Way at the junction with Childsbridge Lane, where 2-3 cars may be parked. Additional parking is available in Kemsing village behind the Wheatsheaf Pub.