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Why have just one day when you can have three? Enjoy 72 hours of Adventure Downs, Chow Downs or Wine Downs. Experience a sensory, immersive break in the Kent Downs National Landscape.

  • 3 days
  • Canterbury

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Take 72hrs amidst Tranquil Terrain and Trim Trails

Why have just one day when you can have three? Enjoy 72 hours of Adventure Downs, Chow Downs or Wine Downs. Experience a sensory, immersive break in the Kent Downs National Landscape.

Picnic table with The Wild Kitchen products on, including lavender lemonade and asparagus. With tall plants surrounding the table.
Day 1 PMFood & Drink

The Wild Kitchen

Enjoy a Chow Down and spend your day on a sustainable foraging experience with The Wild Kitchen and create a wild food feast! You will learn how to identify edible wild plants and make them taste delicious, before enjoying the fruits of your labour! 

The Wild Kitchen
Outdoor cabin, single storey overlooking green lawn, with picnic table, on a sunny day.
Day 1 Settle DownAccommodationPlaces to Stay

Roo’s Retreat

Looking for an idyllic place to stay? Why not spend the night at Roo’s Retreat. This superb rural retreat in the peace and quiet of the Kent Downs AONB and close to the historic city of Canterbury and it’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Roo's Retreat
Bluebells and tall trees in Perry Wood.
Day 2 AMWalkingCycling

Perry Woods

Spend the day on an Adventure Down and take a trip to Perry Woods. Whatever the time of year, you’ll be captivated by the beauty of this remote rural haven where the rolling countryside is dotted with sleepy villages, historic churches and hop gardens. 

It is a perfect spot for exploring with your dog. There is also a great cycle trail if you have bought your bikes with you.  

Perry Woods
Dinning area at The Rose and Crown in Elham. Wooden floor, and beams with dark wood table and chairs.
Day 2 LunchPlaces to Eat

Lunch at The Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown is a delightful country pub and worth a stop at to sample some of the home cooked food.  

The Rose and Crown
Day 2 PMFood & Drink

Simpsons Wine Estate

Head to SimpsonsVineyard nestled in the beautiful Elham Valley for a Wine Down. You’ll be taken on a tour of the vineyard and given the opportunity to sample some of the award-winning wines.  

Simpsons Wine Estate
Double room at Chilton Farm, with small table and chairs with champagne on.
Day 2 Settle DownAccommodationPlaces to Stay

Chilton Farmyard B&B

Chilton Farmyard B&B offers an unusual farm stay in the Kent Downs AONB – this small family-run working farm is home to native and rare cattle breeds.

You will enjoy a delicious locally-sourced, high welfare breakfast cooked to perfection! With a multitude of footpaths and bridleways the farm is also the ideal location for a dog-friendly break in the countryside.

Chilton Farm B&B
Close-up person with small axe cutting on wooden block to make a spoon.
Day 3 AMArts & Crafts

Spoon Carving/Green Woodworking

Satisfy your creative streak by learning to carve a spoon from green wood using axe and knives in a beautiful woodland setting in the Kent Downs AONB.

You will be guided through the process, from selecting a log through to your completed spoon. The experience is suitable for complete novices, or those who’ve had a go at carving before but want to improve. A delicious lunch and woodland tour is included. 

Spoon Carving/Green Woodworking
Cyclists and runner on a path, running through Great Stour Way.
Day 3 PMWalkingCycling

Great Stour Way

Effectively the gateway to the Kent Downs AONB, the Great Stour Way is a compact and accessible threemile route which provides a beautiful and tranquil journey along the banks of the River Stour. Walk, or cycle if you have brought the bikes with you. 

Great Stour Way

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