Cattle grazing by the River Darent in the Darent Valley

Landscape Character

The Kent Downs AONB is a nationally important protected landscape, whose special characteristics include its dramatic landform and views; rich habitats, extensive ancient woodland, mixed farmland; historic and built heritage and its tranquillity and remoteness. 

The landscape of the Kent Downs is made up of 13 main character areas in recognition of the local identity of the different areas of the AONB landscape: