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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.

Announcements

Head for the Hills and Discover this June

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

50th Anniversary Events Programme

We’re thrilled to share our programme of events across the Kent Downs to celebrate 50 years of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty  Access the information

Head for the Hills and Discover this May

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 Discover this April

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

A Pledge for the Hills

In The Kent Downs Anniverary Year in 2018 what will you do to help the Kent Downs?   Access the information

Head for The Hills and Discover this March

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

Have Your Say

Have your say on how the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is looked after  Access the information

Head For The Hills and Discover This February

Head for the Hills and Discover this February 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 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

Come to the White Cliffs Walking Festival!

Join one of a host of walks on offer for the White Cliffs Walking Festival running between 23 - 29th August 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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