Local communities are the ones that know their landscapes most intimately and there are many parts of the valley that are under-explored and contain hidden heritage. The DVLPS will support all the local communities in the valley to improve access to these areas by undertaking projects that make improvements to rights of way, create new permissive paths and develop circular local landscape trails that help introduce others to the heritage of the Darent Valley. These will be accompanied by appropriate interpretation that will encourage visitors to explore the valley away from the traditional ‘hot-spots’ close to the river and in the villages, to disperse the visitor pressures felt in these areas.

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