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EXPERIENCE Project Launch

We've teamed up with the Kent Downs AONB and the Interreg project team to help bring our wonderful trail together with local businesses to create new experiences and itineraries.

The EXPERIENCE project aims to promote sustainable tourism, help nearby businesses to develop new experiences for outdoor enthusiasts and provide activities for visitors all year round.

In the coming months we’ll be sharing some of our favourite walks, cycles and horse-rides and highlighting nearby must-see views, attractions and businesses that you’ll want to visit when restrictions allow. For now you can find out more on our project page and sign-up to choose the experience themes that you’re most excited about by visiting the Kent Downs AONB website.

Plus if you’re a business located near the trail there are some great opportunities for you to attract more walkers and cyclists and get involved in our upcoming marketing campaigns too. Click here to find out more.

Complete our Residents Survey

If you live in Kent we'd love to know what you think about tourism in your area and there's the chance to win a £40 Shepherd Neame voucher too!

Heart of Kent Walking Festival

The new Heart of Kent Walking Festival will span over two adventure filled days, the 25th and 26th April 2020. Led by experts, each walk will be unique, with varying difficulties and distances, so there is something no matter what your age or ability.

Whether you are familiar with the area or have never walked here before you are bound to find something in this great list of walks. Download the programme for a full list of the walks.