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White Downs

A chalk grassland reserve that has been designated as a SSSI.

Parts of the scarp slope of White Downs have been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, due to its abundance of rare and beautiful fauna and flora.

The ridge is comprised of a variety of mixed woodland that is being actively managed for forestry, including one of the larger bluebell woods on the North Downs.

There are some magnificent views across to Leith Hill and Holmbury Hill on the Greensand Ridge.

White Downs is part of the Wotton Estate open to the public by agreement between the Evelyn family (the owners) and Surrey County Council. It is managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust and The National Trust.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland

Nearby nature reserves

Hackhurst Downs
1 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Colekitchen Down
2 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Sheepleas
2 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
White Down Lane
Gomshall
Surrey
RH5 6SL
Map reference
TQ 112 491
Great for...
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
200.00 hectares
Status
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Walking information
A self-guided trail leaflet is available
Parking
Car park at White Down Lane, near Effingham
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Tel: 01483 795440
info@surreywt.org.uk