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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Guided Walks

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

Chalkland Events 2018

Old Chalk New Downs Events Family fun, guided walks , volunteering and more… October 2018 Chalkland Discovery  Day – Friday 26th October – 11am- 3pm Book on to this free event to explore, discover and build a den on the...

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Money for Old Chalk

Money for Old Chalk

Chalk grassland is now a rare and fragmented habitat of international importance. The UK holds 50% of the world’s chalk grassland and in Kent, we have around 1900 hectares (5%), a fraction of what we used to have. This fragmentation is...

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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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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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