Traditionally, farming in the valley has been a combination of arable and dairy farming, and all land that isn’t used in the arable rotation is now optimised for grazing cattle, as well as sheep.

Those notable areas not only provide some of the most stunning landscapes in all of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but they also provide an opportunity to minimise our use of fertilisers, while maximising the ecological potential of the land. It is for those reasons that we ask that you respect our farming community by staying to footpaths and keeping dogs on leads.

This land is productive for some of the best-quality meat in the Garden of England, and we’re working tirelessly and strategically with farmers to provide as much of it as possible to the local market.