Win A Countryside Shortbreak in Kent!

Sorry the competition is now closed but you're still very welcome to sign-up below to hear more about future news, events and offers from the Kent Downs, North Downs Way and our Experience partners. After all there are loads of reasons to escape into the beautiful Kent countryside this Winter.

Add your details below by midnight on 16th December to enter the competition. There are 2 ways to enter so sign-up below or please read on to find out more about the BIG prizes on offer in our photography competition. We've even setup some photography workshops and walks to help!

2 Ways to Enter our Competition

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1) Sign-up and Win

Simply enter your details below and not only will you get the chance to win an overnight stay at Beachborough Park or one of 50 Canterbury Quiz Trails, you'll get all the latest Kent Downs AONB news too. Or for a chance to win a range of prizes share one of your Autumn or Winter #bemoreoutdoor themed photographs (see details below). Terms and conditions can be found here.

Winner: Overnight stay for 2 adults at Beachborough Park, near Folkestone. Located right on the North Downs Way this beautiful family-owned country estate is the perfect place for a rural escape. Visit to find out more.

Runners-up: Canterbury Quiz Trail, explore and learn about this iconic city with your family with one of 50 trails. Visit Canterbury Quiz Trails to find out more.

Simple enter your details below...

2) Enter Our Photography Competition

Share some snaps of you, your family or friends enjoying the beautiful Autumn and Winter scenes of the Kent Downs AONB for a chance to win a 2 night stay or a range of wonderful outdoor activities. We have 2 categories, one for adults and another for children aged under 16 with loads of wonderful prizes provided by our experience makers. To enter simply click here and complete our entry form. Terms and conditions can be found here.

Overall Winner: 2 night stay with experiences for up to 4 people (family of four) at Chilton Magic Garden
At Experience Chilton it's all about reconnecting with nature, your friends, family and getting feeling a sense of connection to the ancient land and the ancestors who lived here. Our overall winner will get to spend 2 nights in the rustic flint ‘Chilton Gallery’, enjoy a homemade Chilton cocktail and immerse themselves in the traditional skills of their ancient ancestors. Try your hand at archery, bushcraft, campfire lighting and cooking, simple wood craft or weaving. For the more adventurous try wild sea swimming or field biking! There really is something for everyone. For more information visit:

Great prizes for our photography competition...


Free A3 Print from Fotospeed

Plus, courtesy of Fotospeed, all our winners will receive a free A3 print of their winning photograph posted out to them. Find out more about them here.

For Adults aged 16+

You could win one of these amazing experiences

  • Winner: Overnight stay with breakfast, lunch and wreath making workshop at Chilton Farm B&B.
  • 2nd Prize: One to one photography teaching with lunch and framed print with Through the Lens Experiences.
  • 3rd Prize: Mindfulness walk & coaching session with expert life coach, Martin Covill of Kent Adventure Coaching.
  • Runner-up: Half day secret pilgrimage of Canterbury experience including lunch, scrip and entry to key attractions.
  • For Children aged 6-15

    You could win one of these amazing experiences

  • Winner: A family survival adventure for up to 4 people at Natural Pathways Bushcraft.
  • 2nd Prize: A day on the farm learning about growing home-grown food with lunch for up to 5 guests at Rebel Farmer.
  • 3rd Prize: Learn how to make curry and chapati's outdoors on a campfire with Out to the Woods CIC.
  • Runner-up: Discover Canterbury in a new way with up to 6 others on a river tour from Canterbury Punting.
  • Free Expert Photography Tuition

    Join expert photographer and teacher Alex Hare to receive top tips on taking beautiful photographs with your phone or camera and learn about capturing the stunning scenery of the Kent Downs AONB throughout the seasons.

    Free Photography Tuition

    Join us online or in a landscape near you to learn some top photography tips with professional photographer and workshop leader Alex Hare. He'll be leading a series of online webinars, photo walks and wheels for children and adults as well as helping us to judge photography entries.

    Gravesham Photo Walk/Wheel

    16th December 10:30am at Shorne Woods
    Take a short easy access tour around Shorne Woods and spend some time out photographing the nearby nature and wildlife.

    Ashford Kids Photo Walk

    20th December 10am at Kings Wood
    Alex has created a fun and engaging short walk for younger children and their parents to enjoy doing things together outside.

    Canterbury Insta-Ready Photo Walk

    21st December 10am at Chilham
    This walk around this popular TV location will help your teens and tweens get some gorgeous and shareable snaps.

    Dover Coastal Photo Walk

    12th January 2pm at Kingsdown
    This photo walk will help you feel more confident with your camera, excited about outdoor photography and include top tips.

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