Wye Downs

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The North Downs at the Wye Downs National Nature Reserve.

Wye Downs is a stretch of chalk downland and woodland located on the North Downs near the village of Wye in Kent. The site is a national nature reserve owned and managed by Natural England and comprises several coombes formed by periglacial action during the last ice age. The most spectacular coombe is known as the Devil's Kneading Trough.

Over 21 species of orchids have been recorded at the reserve including some of the UK's rarest species.

The Downs are:- AONB - Area of National Beauty SSSI - Site of Special Scientific Interest NGO - Non Governmental Organisation

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Coordinates: 51°10′49″N 0°57′17″E / 51.1803°N 0.9547°E / 51.1803; 0.9547