Inspire, Connect & Revive

Old Chalk New Downs aims to restore and connect remaining fragments of precious chalk downland for the benefit of the rare species and people who love them.

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Inspiring people to care for their natural heritage.

Partnerships & communities


“Chalk grassland is the European equivalent to tropical rain forest” –
Professor David Bellamy (on a visit to Kent in 1994)

Our area


Local partners, landowners, students and lovers of the countryside will restore and connect downland habitats to conserve this historic landscape and reconnect people with their natural heritage.

Activities & events

Reflecting on the project: Year one

05 Dec 2018

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Evidence has identified a 52% reduction in property and violent crimes in areas rich in nature. #ThursdayThoughts #WilderWellbeing
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