It is the combination of interwoven characteristics that make the Kent Downs AONB distinctive from any other landscape.
A variety of habitats are found across the Kent Downs which provide a home to many plants and wildlife.
Dramatic views and landform
Dramatic views and landform are one of the most striking features of the Kent Downs.
A long-established tradition of mixed farming has helped create the natural beauty of the Kent Downs.
Historic and cultural heritage
Human activity across Kent for 1000s of years has created an outstanding heritage and ‘time depth’ to the Kent Downs.
Tranquillity and remoteness
Tranquillity and remoteness are factors that can have a huge influence over how much the countryside is enjoyed.
The Kent Downs AONB is a living, working landscape shaped and managed by the people who live and work here.