Duncan Down Village Green
Duncan Down is the largest green space in Whitstable. Originally earmarked for housing in the 1930s, the land is now protected as a Village Green, providing opportunities for local people to relax, enjoy the wildlife and appreciate the magnificent view across the coastline of Whitstable bay.
The woodland, scrubland, grassland and stream provide a mosaic of habitats from which both people and wildlife benefit. Kent Biodiversity Partnership recognises the site as a Local Wildlife Site (LWS) where we are focusing on conserving nature.
The down is managed by the Friends of Duncan Down with support from Canterbury City Council. Together, we have helped to improve the social and environmental aspects of the local community by creating and maintaining a clean, green and active community space. We are proud to have won a Green Flag award at Duncan Down since 2006.
East of Borstal Hill, Whitstable
The Friends of Duncan Down and the council would encourage that the down is accessed on foot. There is a gate for people with wheelchairs at Hunters Chase, off Saddleton Road.
Public transport details can be found on the stagecoach website.