Lydden Temple Ewell
The reserve lies on a south-facing slope and has an immensely rich diversity of chalk flowers and insects: notably orchids such as burnt-tip (rare), early spider, twayblade, fragrant, pyramidal, bee and autumn lady's tresses. There are also other chalk plants like chalk milkwort, dyer's greenweed, cowslip, dropwort, yellow-wort, carline thistle and autumn gentian. The rich diversity of wild flowers supports a correspondingly high diversity of insects, with many butterflies such as common, Adonis and chalkhill blues, silver-spotted skipper and marbled white, and a number of grasshoppers and bush-crickets including the largest British species, the great green bush-cricket.
Telephone: 01622 622012
Location: Adjacent to the A2, midway between the villages of Lydden and Temple Ewell, near Dover.