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About the Partnership


Up on the Downs is a £2.5 million Heritage Lottery funded Landscape Partnership Scheme that aims to make a significant difference to the easily recognisable and iconic landscape of the Dover and Folkestone area.  

The scheme began delivering projects in 2013 and we have been working with our partners and local communities to conserve and celebrate the landscape and heritage of our scheme area. We are doing this by:

  • Investing in your heritage
  • Supporting communities
  • Enjoying the outdoors
  • Working together

The aims and objectives of Up on the Downs, including the full range of projects we have been delivering, are contained in the Landscape Conservation Action Plan. This document pulls together information gathered during the development of the scheme and analyses what the needs of the landscape and communities are. It is effectively a management plan for the scheme area.

The projects that make up the scheme will be delivered by our team of four staff and our partners.

Some of the key projects include:

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