GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

King's Wood Kent

2 miles (4 km)

This large area of woodland near Challock has miles of good walking trails to try. There's a good sized sculpture trail with a series of interesting wooden sculptures and pretty bluebells in the springtime. The ancient woodland is comprised of Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Corsican Pine and Douglas Fir. It's a great place for wildlife with species including fallow deer, adders, nightjars and green woodpeckers.
The forest is located just to the east of Challock with a parking area on White Hill Road. It is not too far from Canterbury and Ashford.
This route is designed for walkers to explore the sculptures but there are also lots of good cycling trails on the hard forest roads and mountain bike trails in the woods. The North Downs Way also passes through the eastern end of the woods so you can pick up this bridleway section too.
If you followed it south you could pay a visit to the pretty Eastwell Park Lake where there are some nice views across the still waters of the scenic lake. There's also a ruined 14th century church and the splendid Eastwell Manor, a former royal residence.

Postcode

TN25 4DG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

King's Wood Kent OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

King's Wood Kent Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woodland trails are ideal for dog walking. You'll probably see plenty of other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north east to Chilham and you can enjoy some lovely riverside trails along the Stour Valley Walk. This will lead you to Denge Wood where there are more serene woodland trails to try. Perry Woods can also be found near here.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Path to the Yew Tree Loop - geograph.org.uk - 1543512

Path to the Yew Tree Loop

Grasshopper Sculpture - geograph.org.uk - 48089

Grasshopper Sculpture

Woodland Track in King's Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1543375

Woodland Track in King's Wood. This is part of an access track leading through the large wood used for maintenance and for copsing vehicles.

Sculpture Trail in King's Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1543399

Sculpture Trail. This part of a trail around the large woods near Challock. It leads of a footpath and horse track through the woods.

Sculpture in King's Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1543494

Sculpture. This is part of 'Score for a hole in the ground,2006' by Jem Finer.

King's Wood Carpark - geograph.org.uk - 1543292

King's Wood Car park. This car park on White Hill, near Challock provides access into the very large woods. The woods are managed by the Forestry Commission.

'Ring' Artwork in King's Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1543432

'Ring' Artwork. This sculpture by Rosie Leventon in 2003

Stour Valley Arts in King's Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1543341

Stour Valley Arts information board.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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