Southerham Farm

Picturesque rolling downland with chalk grassland flowers and butterflies, set in a working livestock farm as part of the wider Malling Downs area.

In many ways Southerham Farm is an extension of Malling Down, for it lies right next to it. Southerham Farm is much more than a working farm however, for it is a fabulous nature reserve in its own right. The flatter areas were farmed with arable crops for many decades, and have now reverted to coarse grassland, which will gradually improve with continued grazing effort.

More importantly there are several warm, south-facing slopes, which are alive with butterflies in mid-summer.

News from Southerham Farm

    • Be tick aware

      Be tick aware

      Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.

    • Badger Vaccination in Sussex

      Badger Vaccination in Sussex

      Sussex Wildlife Trust - in partnership with the volunteer led Sussex Badger Vaccination Group - begun a five year programme of badger vaccinations at both our Malling Down and Southerham nature reserves.

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