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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.

Discovering Britain is a major public engagement project from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) designed to encourage deeper engagement with Britain’s extraordinary and diverse landscapes.

 

Their website features over 350 long walks, short trails and viewpoints which unlock and explore the stories of Britain through its geography, history and culture.

We will be releasing the views on the first Friday of every month and they will be available here:

https://www.discoveringbritain.org/activities/south-east-england/viewpoints/chevening.html

A Very Big House in the Country

In February we introduce Chevening, A small village with a church, a handful of cottages and a scattering of farms are all that make up the quiet village of Chevening in Kent.  Within  earshot of the M25 but tucked away down a country lane, thousands of cars and lorries rush past it every day. Here, hidden from view is an English country house that has both reshaped the physical landscape we experience today, and the political one that shapes our lives.

Why not share pictures of the view point or of you at view point on our Facebook Page Kent Downs AONB #Head4TheHills

If you would like to discover more about this wonderful view point why not join the North West Kent Countryside Partnership on Sunday 4th February at 10:30am on a four mile guided around the area taking in the view point. Meeting at St Boltoph’s Church Chevening TN14 6HG. Call Catherine to book your place 07976834447

 

We hope you enjoy discovering this view point and don’t forget to look out for the next one which we will be publishing in March!

If you would like to discover more around this area there is a guided walk which can be found here: 

https://www.discoveringbritain.org/activities/south-east-england/walks/chevening.html

 

Announcements

Have Your Say

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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.

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.