Know before you go
Parking informationInformal parking off track opposite Chipstead Football Club on High Road, Chipstead
Working farm - please keep to the designated paths and close all gates behind you.
Not suitable for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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.