Summer Opening Times:
1st May to 31st october
Daily including Bank holidays
10am - 4pm
Winter Opening Times:
1st Nov to 30th April
10am - 3pm
If the flag is flying we are open!
This East Kent reserve is set in 16 beautiful acres of abandoned chalk quarry,
which has been dramatically reclaimed by nature. It features
many important habitats, fascinating geology and rare orchids.
We also house the Thanet Observatory and the first artificial
bat cave built in the UK. Facilities include a well equipped
field centre with a large bookshop and picnic site
Dogs are not allowed on the reserve except for guide dogs
Click here to download our travel and support flyer.
Please check for new public observing sessions soon.
If you would like more information on how to become a member, please download our membership form here
Monkton Nature Reserve members now get a 10% discount from Archers Low Nursery when you show your valid membership card, also 10 % discount off food and drinks at the Wingham Old Railway Tea Rooms by shoiwng your current membership card.