Jumping Downs is a 14 acres local nature reserve that is home to a variety of chalk downland plants, herbs and grasses. From the 1920s until 2000 the site was used for motorbike scrambling when the local community clubbed together to buy the land and formed a Trust in order to manage. An Environmental Stewardship Agreement was made to ensure sensitive cattle grazing, mend fencing, improve access and signage and encourage educational visits. In June 2003 the site was officially launched as a new Local Nature Reserve and it is home to three orchids, lizards, adders and badgers, and kestrels can also be seen regularly at the site.
17 (Folkestone to Canterbury via Elham) passes through Barham village.
Access is via a kissing gate.