Know before you go
Footpaths are good and a boardwalk allows wheelchair access to a viewing platform
Footpaths around the reserve which are accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
The Battery comprises woodland and coastal grassland. The reserve is on the site of a former defensive and strategically placed Battery, used throughout both World Wars. One of the most distinctive plants found here is the bee orchid flower, whose lower lip resembles the body of a queen bee in colour and shape.