Special Landscapes

Chalk escarpments, rolling Wealden valleys, haunting marshes - Ashford and Tenterden's special landscapes are dazzling in their diversity.

Edging just north of Ashford, the Kent Downs AONB is a dramatic ridge of chalk grassland which bursts into vivid wild flower colour each spring. Look out too for the Wye Crown; carved in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII - it boasts stunning views. Then discover how the Devil's Kneading Trough dates from the last ice age.  And Kings Wood, Challock is an ancient forest traced through with four enchanting, circular walking trails.