Farthing Downs

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With panoramic views of London's skyline, ancient history, wildlife-rich chalk grassland and expansive countryside walks, Farthing Downs offers something for everyone.

Situated at the tip of the North Downs on the edge of London and Surrey, this chalk spur is home to an array of birds, butterflies and wildflowers; combined with neighbouring Happy Valley, Farthing Downs has the most extensive population of greater yellow-rattle in London which can be seen among brightly coloured orchids, bedstraws and scabious in spring and summer.

Farthing Downs is open all year round and is easily reached by public transport direct from Central London. You'll find a visitor car park, site information and toilet facilities at the southern edge of the site just off Ditches Lane.