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Take a walk among stunning sculptures in beautiful surroundings along the North Downs Way Art Trail. The trail starts in Surrey and stretches for 153 miles to Dover in Kent. Track down the nine sculptures and soak up art in the great outdoors, or as we like to call it, the GREAT ARTdoors!

We’ve created a substantial open-air gallery for everyone to enjoy for free. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims on an inspired journey through landscapes, nature and heritage, that spans woodlands and open hilltops down to the coast. Highlights include otherworldly works of art, including domes with 360-degree views and sculptural seats that reflect the shapes of the surrounding hills and valleys.

Discover your nearby art pieces...

Not sure where to start? We’ve created nine self-guided art walks, complete with insights from the artists and their sculptures. It's time to discover The Great ARTdoors!

Explore the North Downs Way National Trail

Cutting across the South East of England, the North Downs Way National Trail offers walkers 153 miles (246 km) of spectacular scenery, picturesque villages and glorious countryside, easily accessible from London.

Immerse yourself in creatives experiences

The Kent Downs and North Downs Way National Trail have always nurtured painters, writers, poets and dreamers. Take a look at our collection of Draw Downs and nurture your own creative spirit.

Inspirational itineraries

If you’re looking to turn your next trip to the Kent Downs and North Downs Way into a short break or a longer holiday, we have plenty of cultural and creative itineraries to inspire your perfect trip.

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Tips for sustainable visiting and how to make the most of your time here while helping to protect our landscape