The Devil's Kneading Trough is one of the largest and most famous steep-sided dry valleys that characterise the hills of the Kent Downs National Landscape.

Take a picnic, fly a kite, discover the wealth of wildlife and catch a glimpse of rare species of orchid and butterfly. Stunning views are a key feature of the National Landscape and from here you can see out over the flat Kentish Weald to Romney Marsh and as far as the English Channel.

Devil’s Kneading Trough is part of the Wye National Nature Reserve owned and managed by Natural England. The dramatic coombe is managed for wildlife by cattle grazing.  This helps to maintain the grassland in such a way as to create an ideal habitat for many insect species including the Black Veined moth.

Walking routes

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Wye Downs
Near Ashford
TN25 5HX

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