The Up on the Downs team hope you enjoy a sunshine and chocolate filled Easter discovering the heritage on your doorstep.
The Up on the Downs Landscape Partnership Scheme is a five year Heritage Lottery Funded project involving a wide range of partners. Up on the Downs aims to work with local communities to conserve and celebrate the landscape and heritage of the Dover and Folkestone area.
Find out who's involved
Big Summer Festival 2017
The final details for this year's bigger, better and hopefully sunnier Big Summer Festival are just being prepared and we will soon be going to press. There will be something for people of all ages from family fun days to walking tours and visits to 21st Century architecture that truly enhance the landscape. The programme will be available to download from the Up on the Downs website and to pick up from various outlets in the Dover and Folkestone area later in the spring.
Cherry Garden Hill we have been working with our partners to clear
vegetation from a Bronze Age barrow and WW2 pillbox
to protect them for future generations and to provide public access. As
well as protecting the barrow from tree roots, we have been able to
increase the area for flower rich chalk grassland in the hills above
Folkestone. Find out more about how we are Going for Bronze
Up on the Downs has developed a range of materials that can be used by teachers to assist with outdoor learning over a wide spectrum of subjects in the curriculum. These resources have their very own Teaching Up on the Downs website.
As well as the online resource several of our partners have venues that offer school visits:
The last of the projects funded by Landscape Heritage Grants have now been completed. All four of them are publicly accessible so why not go and take a look?
The projects are:
You can find out about all of the projects we funded through Landscape Heritage Grants over the last three years on the grants pages of the website.