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. Westerham Heights at the northern edge of the North Downs, near Bromley, South London, is the highest point in London at an elevation of 245 m (804 ft).


The North Downs lie within two areas of outstanding natural beauty, the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs.    The North Downs Way National Trail runs along the North Downs from Farnham to Dover.


The Elham Valley and Elham Valley Way nestles midway between Canterbury and Folkestone, within the Kent Downs Area and is rich in woodland walks and country pubs.


Getting here is very simple if you live near a motorway. Head for the M20, turn off at any junction between 10 and 13 and follow the signs or if travelling via the M2, turn off at junction 7 for Canterbury, then via the B2068 to join the M20 or A20. At Folkestone there are the three large Downs hills of Sugar Loaf Hill, Castle Hill and Round Hill with splendid views overlooking the English Channel.

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