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Blue Bell Hill

2 miles (3 km)

Visit the Blue Bell Hill viewpoint on this circular walk on the North Downs Way. From the hill there are great views over the River Medway and North Downs. Thesouth west side of Blue Bell Hill is aSite of Special Scientific Interestwith several rare plant species. The hill is also home to Kit's Coty chamber tomb, aNeolithicchambered long barrow which forms part of the Medway megaliths. The megaliths were constructed from localsarsenstone and soil between the 4th and 3rd millennia BCE.
This walk starts from the car park on the hill which gives direct access to the footpaths. These take you across the hill and through woodland, scrub and chalk grasslandwith great views to enjoy. Flora and fauna is intersting with bulbous buttercup, salad burnet, hairy violet, bee orchid and wild strawberry. Look out for butterflies such as dingy skipper, grizzled skipper and chalk hill blue. It's a lovely place to spend a few hours with a picnic site where you can enjoy a snack and take in the views.
The hill is located just south of Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester in Kent.

Blue Bell Hill Postcode

ME5 9QU
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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