Opening times

Open 365 days a year.

Contact details


Phone: 01634 245 413


Ranscombe Farm Reserve occupies 264 hectares immediately west of Strood and north of Cuxton Village. With more than 10 miles (16km) of footpaths, it offers excellent opportunities to enjoy tranquil walks in an attractive rural landscape that is part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The whole area is managed in partnership with the wild plant conservation charity, Plantlife, with the aim of improving opportunities for public access and conserving biodiversity, while maintaining the working farm landscape and its historic pattern of woods and fields.

You are welcome to visit at any time, but remember that Ranscombe Farm is a working farm, so please respect crops and livestocks and keep to marked paths.


Sundridge Hill

  • Walking routes
  • Wildlife
  • Wildflower area
Locked in

Our country parks are locked:

  • January and February at 5pm
  • March at 6pm
  • April at 7.30pm
  • May, June, July and August at 8.30pm
  • September at 7.30pm
  • October at 6pm
  • November and December at 5pm

If you find yourself locked in one of the sites you should phone 0845 850 0319.

If you are not able to make contact with the on duty gatekeeper, the Norse Helpdesk can make contact with the Head of Countryside Management on 07718 200 832.