Whinless Down LNR
Designated site name: Whinless Down LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  
County: KENT Natural England Area Team: Sussex and Kent (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 09/12/2004 Declaring Authority: Dover District Council
Area (Ha): 19.33 Grid Reference: TR 296 415
Owned By:  Dover TC Managed By:  The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership
Location: Elms Vale Road, Dover. CT17 9PT
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)

Elms Vale Road, off the main B2011 Folkestone Road, south out of Dover.
The nearest train station is Dover Priory (3 miles).

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: Whinless Down Nature Reserve is home to a rich variety of wildlife, and has some great views of Dover Castle.
Several rare plant and invertebrate species can be found on the site. Rare plants found at Whinless Down are Cypress spurge, Horseshoe vetch and Crown vetch, you can also find the rare butterflies and moths Adonis blue, Chalkhill blue, Scarce forester moth or the Silver spotted skipper.

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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