Inspire, Connect & Revive

Old Chalk New Downs aims to restore and connect remaining fragments of precious chalk downland for the benefit of the rare species and people who love them.

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Inspiring people to care for their natural heritage.

Partnerships & communities


“Chalk grassland is the European equivalent to tropical rain forest” –
Professor David Bellamy (on a visit to Kent in 1994)

Our area


Local partners, landowners, students and lovers of the countryside will restore and connect downland habitats to conserve this historic landscape and reconnect people with their natural heritage.

Activities & events

Chalkland Events 2019

19 Dec 2018

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Team NEC from #KCC tackling #rhododendron at Cobham Woods. Great workout! #volunteering #health&nature
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