Whether it be enjoying our carpets of bluebells in the spring, summer picnics in a sun-filled glade, or autumn walks in misty woodland, Ranscombe can offer it all. And if you enjoy wild flowers, the reserve is famous for them…
Ranscombe Farm is Plantlife's largest nature reserve in England, with a total area of over 250 hectares (620 acres). Its rolling landscape includes arable farmland, large areas of ancient woodland and fragments of chalk grassland, and offers superb views across the surrounding countryside.
Ranscombe Farm has been known for hundreds of years as an important site for rare wildflowers. One of Britain’s rarest wildflowers, Meadow Clary, was first found in the UK at Ranscombe in 1699, and still survives in the same spot.
Plantlife manages Ranscombe Farm in partnership with Medway Council, and the reserve now also benefits from an important grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.