Ranscombe Farm

Ranscombe Farm is situated on the stunning North Downs and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is managed by Plantlife, the UK’s leading wildflower conservation charity.This 560 acre reserve has 10km of footpaths to explore across ancient farmland, pockets of chalk grassland and coppice woods with stunning views across the Medway Gap and Luddesdown valley. There is a small car park just off Sundridge Hill, adjacent to the North Downs Way that runs through the heart of the reserve. The site is famous for its extremely unusual collection of rare wild plants.The woodlands are now being managed for conservation and have good populations of dormice, birds, large mammals, butterflies and insects. There are free guided walks available throughout the year and opportunities to volunteer on the site.

Sundridge Hill

  • Telephone: 01634 292062
  • Email: ranscombey@plantlife.org.uk
  • Website: www.plantlife.org.uk//ranscombe_farm
  • Opening times: All year round
  • Travel information: The reserve is accessible by footpaths and a cycle route from Cobham. Nearest railway stations are at Cuxton, Strood and Rochester. Local bus services can be found at www.kentpublictransport.info or call 0870 6082608. Main car park is at Sundridge Hill, Cuxton just off Junction 2 of M2 or 5.5 miles from Junction 4 of M20.
  • Facilities: Leaflet and map available from the warden. Well behaved dogs welcome.