Berengrave Chalk Pit LNR
Designated site name: Berengrave Chalk Pit LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Type:  
County: KENT Natural England Area Team: Sussex and Kent (LNR)
Other overlapping designations:
Date of Declaration: 01/01/1984 Declaring Authority: Medway Council
Area (Ha): 9.5 Grid Reference: TQ 820 670
Owned By:  Medway Council Managed By:  Medway Council
Location: Berengrave lane, Rainham. ME8
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Berengrave Lane situated off either the main A2 High Street or the B2004 Lower Rainham Road.
The entrance to the chalk pit area of the reserve is on the lay-by. For the entrance to the Rainham Dock East part of the reserve, walk back through the traffic lights and, once you have cleared the bridge, cross the road and you will find the entrance
By Train - Rainham station.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: The northern part is mainly scrub, with some open ground, a small amount of woodland and a reed bed. The old chalk pit has a small lake, with a reed bed, which floods into an area of willow carr. The drier areas and sides of the pit contain woodland and mature scrub, with a small area of glades.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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