Culture & Heritage in the Kent Downs
Ever wondered how the past has shaped the future of our county or walked past a historic site and wanted to know more?
We're working with ambassadors, organisations and businesses who can help answer these questions and bring the Kent Countryside and our local history to life in new and exciting ways.
You'll soon be able to enjoy history walks, nature discovery experiences, literary tours and hopefully visit the many incredible cultural and historic attractions along our routes and trails. Sign-up below and follow our social media channels to find out more, learn about our local history and support our ongoing work to protect nature past, present and future.
Fancy something a bit different? Visit this page to see all of our upcoming experience themes or choose one of these: Wellbeing, Family Fun, Pilgrimage, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Crafts, Farming & Nature or Food and Drink.
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Learn more about the past
With Kent's long and chequered past there's no shortage of history enthusiasts so we're working with some of them to develop new experiences that will help bring our landscapes past back to life.
Find some Hidden History
Kent has a rich and colourful history dating back thousands of years with ancient people falling in love with our green fields and glorious beaches and who could blame them. Discover them for yourself with these walks, cycles and horse-rides.
Discover More Famous Landmarks
We already have a range of routes and trails that pass by some of Kent's most famous and lesser known historic gems just visit our activity page to find out more. Or for more inspiration and routes across Kent and the UK check-out some of our partners below.
Discover 100's of pre-planned routes suitable for all abilities and activities with full information including route description, distance, parking locations, travel options and of course downloadable maps!
Discover wonderful artisan crafters busy making beautiful things for your home and garden. Soon you'll find workshops, courses and events on offer too as lockdown easing continues, we're soooo excited!
The place to visit to find some of Kent's best attractions, local events, taste sensations and of course featuring all of the best and beautiful locations across our favourite county. You'll find inspiration and information to help make your next visit easy.
With not 1 but 2 National Trails in Kent, the North Downs Way and England Coast Path, you're bound to find something to tickle your outdoor tastebuds. Plan your own itinerary and book some time for some of Kent's top attractions and perhaps a pub or 2 along the way.
We want you to have a great time in the great outdoors so please see below for some top tips and advice to ensure your visit is safe and countryside-friendly...
The Kent Downs and North Downs Way is well connected by rail, bike and bus and you won't need to worry about finding a parking space either. Here are a few tips...
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Do you have an activity or business along our routes that you'd like to promote to Walkers and Cyclists? We have a package of support and help available so please get in touch.