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.



Community and Events Officer (Internship)

6 Month Internship - Part-Time hours to be agreed  Access the information

Cobham Wood and Mausoleum

The National Trust have now formally acquired Cobham Wood and the Mausoleum are now opening to visitors on Sundays until the end of Seotember.  Access the information

Bluebell Time

Bluebells ready for Easter?  Access the information

Landscape Heritage Grants

Grants available in the Dover area for community inspired projects.  Access the information

Kent’s tree experts lead on new guidance for Ash dieback

The guide provides a general overview of the disease and its current status before providing specific guidance for woodland managers and those managing tress in urban and sub-urban environments.   Access the information

Kent Food Farming and Landscape Award 2014

The Kent Downs AONB and High Weald AONB are pleased to announce that Andrew Lingham, Managing Partner from Court Farm, Halling, nr Rochester was the worthy winners of the Kent Food, Farming and Landscape Award 2014  Access the information

Kent Downs AONB Newsletter

The December 2013 issue of the Kent Downs AONB newsletter has now been issued.   Access the information

Ash Tree Dieback

For up to date advice about the Ash Tree Dieback disease  Access the information