27 March 2020
In accordance with the latest Government Health Guidelines the single most important action we can all take is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
Please read the latest Government Guidance on Accessing Green Spaces
In accordance with latest Government guidance the Kent Downs AONB team are working remotely and will not be available on our usual office number. If you would like to contact us please email the relevant team member directly. Alternatively, email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you as soon as we are able.
Enjoy nature from your home
Nature can be a wonderful solace in times of crisis and uncertainty and there is perhaps some reassurance that Spring and the rhythm of the natural world continue unabated; blossom is erupting from trees and hedges, the bluebells are unfurling, the birds are singing, and pollinators are starting to emerge.
Here are some ideas for how you can remain connected with nature even if you are stuck at home.
Get to know the birds outside your window with bird identification from RSPB
Nature activities for kids
Learn about the wildlife around you
If you are lucky enough to have a garden, get outside and learn more about insects, flowers, and other garden wildlife. If you don’t have a garden, why not read up on wildlife and the places you can see it, ready for you to explore when it is safe to do so.
Stay connected #KentDownsAONB
Stay connected and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the hashtags #kentdownsaonb #kentdowns. We’ll be sharing photos of the landscape you love – the wildlife, the trees, the views, the cliffs, the rivers, the wildflowers and more to try to make this time a little easier.
Supporting local businesses
Many local independent businesses across the Kent Downs are working out how they can continue to deliver produce and services while keeping everyone safe. We would like to support our friends during this immensely difficult time and will be sharing details from our local businesses on our social channels as they become available.
The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team