The Old Chalk New Downs project covers almost 10,000 hectares along the North Downs from Kemsing to Detling.

Much of this precious landscape has been lost or become fragmented, making it difficult for its unique wildlife to spread and survive. Many people have lost connection with nature and their local environments, which has led to ill health and what is often called a “nature deficit syndrome”.

The Old Chalk New Downs project looks to address these issues through work to improve, restore, and reconnect threatened chalk grassland habitats, while addressing the loss of people’s connection with their natural environment through a variety of awareness raising and engagement schemes.


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