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Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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6th UK visit Kent & AONB imposed a newfound gem companion to Cornwall & Yorkshire

It's difficult having favorites. They become clouded and romanticized over time. We sometimes... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
New York
More open, rural Downland than the North Downs areas to be found further to west

A short three day visit to this section of the Kentish North Downs left me breathless ~ maybe a... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Alfriston, United Kingdom
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Lying just 15 miles south east of London and covering 878sq.km of Kent's stunning countryside, the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is one of the most enchanting parts of England to explore. Dramatic cliffs (including the White...more
Canterbury Road | West Barn, Penstock Hall Farm, Brabourne, Ashford, England
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

It's difficult having favorites. They become clouded and romanticized over time. We sometimes maintain top picks in our mindset to lend credence to the value of our accumulated experience. For many decades, Cornwall and Yorkshire remained unchallenged as twin tops of the heap, if only...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A short three day visit to this section of the Kentish North Downs left me breathless ~ maybe a little from the excellent walking, but because of the stunning views and the open countryside. Coming originally from the North Downs of East Surrey; and now...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The North Downs Way - taking in The Pilgrims Way - runs from Farnham to Dover, past Guildford, Dorking, Merstham, Rochester, along the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs AONB. At East of Boughton Lees, the path splits in two, the northern section running via Canterbury...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank EarlRay60
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I f you feel bored at home you need to visit kent downs Natural beauty, you will definitely feel better ! We visited with children. Recommend for everyone!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rabinsmith
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Lots of bike rides (or walks) across the North Down, offering spectacular views often as far as the sea.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank graemerf
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Im blown away by the natural beauty of the local countryside. I wish i could stay here forever. Its super

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Alfieconnspurs
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Always take a little time to drive the back roads to catch a glimpse of this area at sunset when passing through. Worth a little detour just to see it in all its glory. A beautiful part of the UK and certainly one of my...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Covering a vast area, the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty gives many beautify areas of Kent the same protection as a National Park, ensuring that area is preserved for all to enjoy. It is impossible to focus on one part, when there is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank CliveBilby
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The whole of Kent from Sevenoaks in the east to Dover in the west includes much of the old Pilgrims Way to Canterbury. So lots of walks to chose from. Some pre-planning is recommended using one of the North Downs books or the websites. Very...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank mikeeM6009OK
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Wonderful variety of walks in large, undulating forest. Sculpture Trail peters out towards end. Make sure you have a compass!

Date of experience: March 2017
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Response from EarlRay60 | Reviewed this property |
If you're specifically enquiring about walking routes along the North Downs, you might consider checking out the website gps cycle and walking routes then navigate to North Downs Walk. Needless to say, there are other... More