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Ashford Countryside

Ashford has a wealth of natural heritage and woodland waiting to be explored. It offers everything from the protected Romney Marsh to the rural countryside of the Kent Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty and places such as Kings Wood are a focal point for art and sculpture.

Green spaces and waterways are incredibly important, providing a huge range of benefits including flood protection, wildlife conservation, getting around, recreational space, leisure activities, education and cultural experiences.

Already Ashford has a network of parks, recreation grounds and green spaces that run alongside rivers right through the town. Planning is underway to connect the waterways, green spaces and corridors.

Key Projects

  • Willesborough Dykes
    This 780 acre site of floodplain land will provide a major new recreational area, whilst protecting and enhancing the invaluable habitats and landscape features.
  • Singleton Environment Centre
    The first of its kind in the borough, this brand new building will be a multi-purpose venue next to the Ashford Community Woodland for local community, volunteer and environmental groups.
  • Urban Fringe Project
    Aims to restore a more traditional landscape and create quality wildlife habitat in the 94 hectares of public open spaces close to the urban areas of Ashford.

For further information about different aspects on the countryside, view our partners’ websites below: