QuotesSweet flower! Of all that bloom by hill or glen Through smiling Kent, there’s none I love like thee For thour’st the truest type of true born men Hardy unbought, untamable and free...”
The Amicci, ‘The Fly Orchis’
(lines on a fly orchis found on the brow of Boxley Hills) (1836)

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Not All Bobble Hats and Backpacks!

Not All Bobble Hats and Backpacks!

The Old Chalk New Downs project encourages everyone to get out and enjoy the Kent Downs with Kent’s newest walking festival. You probably took your first, eager steps around your first birthday, but as you get older, spend...

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Chalkland Events 2018-19

Chalkland Events 2018-19

Old Chalk New Downs Events Family fun, guided walks , volunteering and more… April 2019 Hedgerow Training Survey Course - Monday April 29th - 10am - 3.30pm This course will take people through a structured approach to carrying out an ecological...

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Ecosystem Services – branding Nature for a sustainable future.

Ecosystem Services – branding Nature for a sustainable future.

Today, it seems if you want to sell something or encourage people to value it, it must be packaged, branded and marketed. Those of us who love Nature, wild places and the flora and fauna that rely on us to...

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Learn New Skills - our training for Winter and Spring.

Learn New Skills - our training for Winter and Spring.

Brushcutter training  Lantra registered One of the key skills needed on a hands-on conservation workday is safe, efficient use of a brushcutter. Come and learn while helping with the management of a key site for chalkland species. ...

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So, what IS a Chalkland Champion?

So, what IS a Chalkland Champion?

I was asked this question just the other day and I realised that our Chalkland Champion label needed a definition. It's a phrase that ran off the tongue early in the start of the project and covers quite a...

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Chalkland Champions

Chalkland Champions

Come and join us for the launch of the Old Chalk New Downs project - a celebration of Kent's Chalk Downland, its rare species, traditional skills and the people who love it. There will be something for everybody at...

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Talk the Chalk

Talk the Chalk

My first impressions of Kent were formed several years before I ever imagined I should move here to live. Speeding through the county from Essex to Sussex, I emerged from the Dartford Crossing relieved to be South of the Thames...

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