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Whinless Down
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Kent
Natural England
Regional Team:
South East
Year of Declaration: 2004
Declaring Authority: Dover District Council
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Grid Reference: TR 296 415
Location: Elms Vale Road, Dover. CT17 9PT
Owned by: Dover TC
Managed by: The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Elms Vale Road, off the main B2011 Folkestone Road, south out of Dover.
The nearest train station is Dover Priory (3 miles).
Visitor facilities: Parking
What to see: Whinless Down Nature Reserve is home to a rich variety of wildlife, and has some great views of Dover Castle.
Several rare plant and invertebrate species can be found on the site. Rare plants found at Whinless Down are Cypress spurge, Horseshoe vetch and Crown vetch, you can also find the rare butterflies and moths Adonis blue, Chalkhill blue, Scarce forester moth or the Silver spotted skipper.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (WCCP) search "You can help"
Dover office on 01304 241 806.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (WCCP)
Telephone: (01304) 241806
Email -
or try
Kent County Council
Tel: 08458 247 600

Website address and other links:
alternatively try
and search for Whinless Downs Local Nature Reserve

last updated 14/07/2015
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