Kent Downs AONB
Kent Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an area of countryside considered to have significant landscape value in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, that has been specially designated by the Countryside Agency on behalf of the United Kingdom government; the Countryside Council for Wales on...

 (AONB) in Kent
Kent is a county in southeast England, and is one of the home counties. It borders East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London and has a defined boundary with Essex in the middle of the Thames Estuary. The ceremonial county boundaries of Kent include the shire county of Kent and the unitary borough of...

, England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

 . They are the eastern half of the North Downs
North Downs
The North Downs are a ridge of chalk hills in south east England that stretch from Farnham in Surrey to the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent. The North Downs lie within two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty , the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs...

 and stretch from the London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. The county borders Greater London, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire. The historic county town is Guildford. Surrey County Council sits at Kingston upon Thames, although this has been part of...

 borders to the White Cliffs of Dover
White cliffs of Dover
The White Cliffs of Dover are cliffs which form part of the British coastline facing the Strait of Dover and France. The cliffs are part of the North Downs formation. The cliff face, which reaches up to , owes its striking façade to its composition of chalk accentuated by streaks of black flint...

. It is renowned for its natural beauty .

Among the named parts of the Downs are:
  • Alkham Valley
    Alkham Valley
    The Alkham Valley is in the Kent Downs , an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in South East Kent, England. The valley, a lies between Folkestone and Dover....

     - a dry valley NW of Dover
    Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. It faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel, and lies south-east of Canterbury; east of Kent's administrative capital Maidstone; and north-east along the coastline from Dungeness and Hastings...

  • Betsom's Hill - highest point in Kent (251m/823ft); near Tatsfield
    Tatsfield is a village of some 1800 inhabitants located in the Tandridge district of Surrey, England, and 16 miles south south-east of Charing Cross in London...

  • Blue Bell Hill
    Blue Bell Hill
    Blue Bell Hill is a chalk hill between Maidstone and Rochester in the English county of Kent. It overlooks the River Medway and is part of the North Downs. Settlements on the hill include Walderslade; and Blue Bell Hill and Kit's Coty villages...

  • Burham Down
    Burham Down
    -Location:Burham Down lies west of the A229 adjoining the KCC picnic site on Common Road, Blue Bell Hill.Bus 101 Maidstone and Chatham/Gillingham stops in Blue Bell Hill village...

  • Castle Hill
  • Detling Hill
    Detling Hill
    Detling Hill is a hill forming part of the North Downs in Kent, north-east of Maidstone, and is situated in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The typical southern escarpment of the North Downs is found here, and produces dramatic views over the Low Weald...

  • Hollingbourne Downs
    Hollingbourne Downs
    Hollingbourne Downs is a stretch of chalk downland north of the village of Hollingbourne, Kent. The hills form part of the North Downs escarpment that runs from Farnham in Surrey to the White Cliffs of Dover and was notified as a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1968.-See also:*...

  • Summerhouse Hill
  • Tolsford Hill
  • Wye Downs
    Wye Downs
    Wye Downs is a stretch of chalk downland and woodland located on the North Downs near the village of Wye in Kent. The site is a National Nature Reserve owned and managed by Natural England and comprises several coombes formed by periglacial action during the last ice age...

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