Woodland walking at Ranscombe Farm

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.



Kent Downs AONB Unit secures Heritage Lottery Fund Support

The Kent Downs AONB has received an earmarked grant of £2.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Darent Valley Partnership Scheme.  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 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