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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.

Wanted: North Downs Way Ambassadors

We're looking for new North Downs Way Ambassadors who can help us share the beauty, history, nature and nearby highlights of the North Downs Way National Trail. No Experience Necessary, full training will be given.

You could be a local tourism business owner who wants to expand your visitor offer or a keen walker who wants to turn your passion into a business or you could be someone who loves their local area and being outdoors and wants to share your passion with others.

Applications are now open for our free programme of training and support running from September to November. This includes online and practical sessions with topics ranging from route planning, risk assessment, geology, food and drink, history and more.

To find out more and download an application form visit our friends at Kent Downs AONB

New Art Trail Launching in 2022

The North Downs Way will soon be home to 8 beautiful permanent artworks that celebrate the nearby inspiring views, local heritage and wonderful communities as well as acting as sculptural seats for quiet contemplation.

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new art trail including a total of 8 permanent artworks along the 153 mile North Downs Way with locations in Kent and Surrey. With 2 pieces already in place in Surrey – Optohedron at Newlands Corner and Radius at Denbies Vineyard Estate – the rest are scheduled to open in Autumn 2021, Spring 2022 and Autumn 2022. Inspired by the surrounding countryside and made from sustainable materials the pieces will be supported by new walks and bike rides of varying length to enable visitors to find their way to the artwork really easily.

Find out more about these exciting plans here, we can’t wait!