Working for Wye - past, present and future

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The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

1921 - 2021

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Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

Working for Wye - past, present and future

Welcome to Wye.

Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council works to support and encourage community life, and conserve the historic character of Wye, and the rich natural environment and landscape of the Kent Downs.

The Kentish parish of Wye with Hinxhill covers 5,955 acres (2,410 ha), almost all of which is in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Most of the 2,560 parish residents live in the historic village of Wye, whereas the shops and facilities in the village serve at least 8,800 people.

Wye village entrance sign 'Wye in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'

Wye in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

More about Wye

The parish includes the outlying hamlets in Hinxhill, Naccolt, Withersdane and Pickersdane. Several manors, farmsteads and ancient woodlands dot the downland landscape on either side of the fertile valley of the Kentish Stour. This is a rare natural chalk stream, which flows through a gap in the scarp slope of the North Downs to Chilham, Chartham, Canterbury, Fordwich and the Cinque Port of Sandwich, and then into the sea at Pegwell Bay.

The Wye National Nature Reserve (NNR) is a mile east of the village, on the scarp slope of the North Downs. The reserve is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), designated primarily to protect 345 acres of rare species-rich chalk downland and its peri-glacial geology. The NNR is also part of an extensive network of Ancient Woodlands.

These slides show how Wye's landscape changes through the seasons.

The section of the North Downs Way National Trail between the the Wye Crown and the Devil's Kneading Trough on Broad Downs offers one of the best circular walks and most panoramic views across Kent. This section of the National Trail leads to the White Cliffs of Dover. National Cycle Route 18 links Canterbury and Royal Tunbridge Wells, and this scenic route passes through Wye. The village also has a railway station, and a choice of pubs, places to eat and stay, and a Farmers' Market. All of which attracts walkers and cyclists, and makes Wye an ideal base from which to explore the Kent Downs. The range of shops, schools, community facilities, services and events in this Kentish village attracts many visitors, and benefits residents of the neighbouring downland parishes.

  • Wye Farmers' Market: shopping for local produce having conversations around The Green, Wye

    Wye Farmers' Market, The Green, 9.00 - 12.00. All produce is grown locally. Social distancing measures in operation

  • Havillands, Bramble Lane, Wye viewed across the river from Churchfield Way

    Application to build 9 houses by the railway line at Wye 21/00306/AS (click on the ref number for details)

  • Early Purple Orchid in flower in April, an ancient woodland indicator species, Wye Downs

    Early Purple Orchid, an ancient woodland indicator that flowers in April

  • Hampton, a long abandoned moated manor near Brook

    Hampton, a long abandoned moated manor near Brook. Old English hāmtūn, from hām and tūn (equivalent to home + town)

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