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An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Welcome to the website of 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 new 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.  There’s heaps of information to help you plan a visit to the Kent Downs and if you’re 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.

 

Announcements

Job Vacancy

A new Partnership Ranger is required to help implement practical environmental and community based projects in Shepway.   Access the information

Game Management in Woodlands

A free seminar for gamekeepers, landowners and agents. An opportunity to hear and discuss options for managing woodlands effectively.  Access the information

Job Vacancy

Are you skilled in countryside management? Enjoy working with people? The Mid Kent Downs Countryside Partnership is one of a series of Countryside Management Partnerships operating throughout Kent to further conservation of the landscape for wildlife  Access the information

Kent Countryside Award

An award for farmers, growers, food producers and rural business contributing to the benefit of the Kent countryside.  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

Events and Activities