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3. Devil's Kneading Trough

Enjoy stunning views from this dramatic site. The Devil’s Kneading trough one of the largest and most famous steep-sided dry valleys that characterise the hills of the Kent Downs. Take a picnic, fly a kite, discover the wealth of wildlife and catch a glimpse of rare species of orchid and butterfly.

The Devils Kneading Trough is part of the National Nature Reserve owned and managed by Natural England. The dramatic coombe is managed for wildlife by cattle grazing.  This helps to maintain the grassland in such a way as to create an ideal habitat for many insect species including the Black Veined moth.

 Walking routes nearby

Further information

Devil's Kneading Trough
Wye Downs
Near Ashford
Kent
TN25 5HX