The various organisations that manage the downland use a number of different grazing beasts to provide habitats suitable for the plants, insects and reptiles to flourish. Highland cattle seem to have become popular (and they are a very attractive addition to the Kent countryside).
I've spent hours combing the hillsides above Folkestone, looking for the few elusive late spider-orchid colonies that have apparently increased because of the grassland management, but without success. Needles and haystacks come to mind. This has, however, led me to places that I'd not known, such as Creteway Down, where thousands of fragrant orchids grow.
Perhaps the cattle and horses eat the late spiders, and leave the smelly fragrant orchids? Elsewhere, similarly large numbers of pyramidal orchids are starting to show.
Also on Creteway Down was a single stem of betony, unremarkable in itself, apart from its similarity to Groucho Marx. According to Culpepper (quoted by Macleod) it was 'a very precious herbe...it helpest those that piss or spit blood' and was 'an aid to childbirth'. Go on, give it a try.
These Dexter cattle are roaming across the South Foreland near St Margaret's, looking tough but standing only a metre or so tall.