Red clover in wildflower meadow

© Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

Working farm

A working farm on the chalk slopes of the North Downs with sweeping views of rolling hills and sheep-grazed valleys. Managed on behalf of Surrey County Council.

Location

High Road
Chipstead
Surrey
Nearest postcode: CR5 3SF

OS Map Reference

TQ 274 563
A static map of Shabden Park

Know before you go

Size
103 hectares

Parking information

Informal parking off track opposite Chipstead Football Club on High Road, Chipstead

Grazing animals

Various

Walking trails

Working farm - please keep to the designated paths and close all gates behind you.

Access

Not suitable for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

Forming part of the North Downs, most of Shabden Park comprises of a working farm and is famed for its sweeping views of rolling hills and sheep-grazed valleys.

The farm has extensive areas of chalk grassland and an abundance of wildflowers associated with this habitat. These include wild marjoram, wild basil, spotted St John's-wort, self heal, agrimony, burnet saxifrage, small scabious and hairy violet. The estate also encompases areas of woodland, with associated flora such as bluebells, primrose and wood melick.

Notable animals that call the estate home include a nationally scarce species of mining bee, the Roesel's bush-cricket, as well as a good range of chalk downland butterflies and a number of raptors and woodland birds.

When visiting the Estate please remember that most of the area is a working farm. In the interests of both wildlife and livestock, please keep to the designated paths and close all gates behind you. Dogs should also be kept on a lead.

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email: info@surreywt.org.uk

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Location map

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