Darland Banks LNR
Designated site name: Darland Banks LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Biological
County: KENT Natural England Area Team: Sussex and Kent (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 01/01/1989 Declaring Authority: Medway Council
Area (Ha): 29.11 Grid Reference: TQ 787 657
Owned By:  Medway Council (Unitary) Managed By:  Kent Wildlife Trust
Location: Star Lane, Gillingham. ME7 3ER
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)

By car follow A2 to Gillingham and turn into Darland Avenue (by Star Inn).
Car parking area at end of Darland Avenue.
Bus from Gillingham.

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: Superb chalk grassland and scrub on a steep southwest facing escarpment on the North Downs renowned for its plants.
Man and pyramidal orchids, field scabious and black knapweed. Chalkhill and common blue, marbled white and green hairstreak butterflies. Straw bell and fox moths. Great, green and Roesel's bush crickets. Glow worms.
Birds include willow warbler, yellowhammer, linnet, blackcap, lesser whitethroat and sparrowhawk.

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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