Betchworth Quarry & Lime Kilns
Know before you go
Parking informationNo car park - access on foot via North Downs Way via The Coombe, Betchworth
Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril-September
About the reserve
Betchworth Quarry is a stunning chalk downland site set within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and part of the North Downs.
Rich in flowers such as horseshoe vetch (the food plant for for the chalkhill blue butterfly) and several types of orchids, this chalk grassland reserve is best visited during the summer months. A yew and broad-leaved woodland can also be found around the edge of this former chalk quarry.
Brockham and Betchworth Limeworks Restoration Project
The Brockham and Betchworth Limeworks Restoration Project has recently been established. The aim of the Project is to reveal, consolidate and preserve lime kiln structures so they are effectively managed for future generations, conserve and enhance habitat within the kilns for a range of bat species and improve visitor access and interpretation facilities.