Queendown Warren LNR
Designated site name: Queendown Warren LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Biological
County: KENT Natural England Area Team: Sussex and Kent (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: Queendown Warren SAC Queendown Warren SSSI
Date of Declaration: 01/01/1973 Declaring Authority: Swale Borough Council
Area (Ha): 22.16 Grid Reference: TQ 828 629
Owned By:  Kent Wildlife Trust, Plantlife, Swale Borough Council Managed By:  Kent Wildlife Trust
Location: Hartlip, near Rainham, Kent. ME9 7XH
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 from the A2 follow sign to Hartlip along the Lower Hartlip Road. Turn right into Mount Lane then left at staggered crossroads into Warren Lane.
Car park 1/2 mile on left.
The reserve can also be reached from the A249 via Stockbury Village.

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: One of the most important and spectacular areas of chalk grassland in Kent.
Internationally renowned for its variety of colourful downland plants with at least 10 species of orchids regularly recorded. There is an abundance of butterfly species here including Adonis blue and silver spotted skipper which were re-introduced in 2002. Adders and slow worms are present and in an area of ancient woodland (Potter's Wood) weasel and dormouse have been seen.

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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