An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Welcome to the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  You will find masses of information and inspiration on this site, from top tips on where to enjoy the best displays of chalk grassland flowers to technical information on how to plant a hedge. 

If it’s planning information you need then there is a whole section to help you, to take you through the process whether you are an applicant, a planning officer or care about what’s happening near you.  

Are you a teacher? There’s an education section to help you make more of the beautiful landscape on your doorstep.  If you’re a student there will be all you need on this site to provide you with information and contacts to help you further.


Head For The Hills and Discover this January

As part of our anniversary year we have teamed up with the Royal Geographical Society’s Discovering Britain project to bring you the best views the AONB has to offer  Access the information

Head for the Hills and Celebrate!

We are thrilled to announce that 2018 is the year of celebrations for the Kent Downs AONB! The Kent Downs designation is 50 years old and the North Downs Way, which snakes through the AONB, is 40 years old. There will be many events to celebrate!   Access the information

New Ash Project website!

We are very excited to share The Ash Project’s new website with you where you will find information about the evolution of the commission by outstanding British artists Ackroyd and Harvey  Access the information

Kent Downs AONB Newsletter

Keep up to date with the work of the Kent Downs AONB Unit  Access the information

02.01.18 - Job opportunity - Communications Manager

An exciting opportunity to join the Kent Downs AONB team as our Communications Manager. For further details and to apply please click on the link below. Closing date 22 January 2018.  Access the information

Kent Downs AONB Landscape Education Website

Discover a sense of place and knowledge of locality through fun, multi-curricular outdoor activities.  Access the information

Kent Downs AONB Management Plan 2014 - 2019

The Kent Downs AONB Unit are pleased to announce that the Kent Downs AONB Management Plan 2014 - 2019 has been adopted by all the Local Authorities with land in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Access the information

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