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Opening hours
open all hours
Website
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Start postcode
ME2 1LA
Town
Rochester
District
Medway
Area
Kent Downs AONB

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Ranscombe Farm covers a total area of 560 acres on the slopes of the North Downs and provides opportunities for quiet walks amongst attractive countryside with a fascinating flora. Visitors are welcome to visit throughout the year and are asked to protect plants and wildlife by keeping to the footpaths. The Ranscombe Farm landscape includes arable habitats, extensive ancient woodland and fragments of chalk grassland. A large part of the site is within the Cobham Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the whole farm is within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is the perfect place to enjoy autumn walks in a misty woodland, or strolling through carpets of bluebells in the spring.

Ranscombe Farm is an important botanic site; the first UK records of two Nationally Rare species, meadow clary and rough mallow, were both from Ranscombe Farm, dating from 1699 and 1792 respectively. Both species still survive in the same spot. At least 6 species of orchid have also been recorded including fly, lady (‘Fair Maidens of Kent’) and man orchid.

Easy access information

This park and open space has at least one accessible route but otherwise is considered to be less suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs.

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