GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Denge Wood

6 miles (9 km)

These attractive woods are located a few miles west of Canterbury, near the delightful village of Chilham, and on the dip slope of theNorth Downsand theKent Downs AONB.There are miles of footpaths to follow around the site with a wide variety of flora and fauna to look out for on the way.
This circular walk starts from Chilham where there is a train station just to the east of the village. From here you can follow footpaths south over the River Great Stour to the expansive woods. The site includes a number of different type of orchidand are an important habitat for nesting and migratory birds including thenightingale,chiffchaff, andspotted flycatcher. You may also seefallow deer androe deer if you are fortunate.
There's great scope for continuing your walk if you have time. Eggringe Woods are located just to the south of Denge Woods. There's also a small car park here if you wished to start your walk from an alternative location.
The waymarked Stour Valley Walk skirts the northern edge of the woods. You could pick up the trail and follow waterside trails to the lovely Chilham Lake where there is a beauitful old watermill. The North Downs Way also passes nearby and is a great way of exploring the surrounding countryside on a well maintained path.

Denge Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Denge Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you head a couple of miles north west of Chilham there's more woodland trails in Perry Woods. There's some fine ancient woodland and the climb to the splendid Pulpit viewpoint to enjoy here. From here there's great views over the Thames Estuary, North Downs and the Isle of Thanet.
A few miles to the south west there's miles of walking and cycling trails in King's Wood. The woods are also home to a fine sculpture trail, bluebells in the spring and wildlife including deer and green woodpeckers.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Chalk grassland and shrubland at Bonsai Bank in Denge Wood

Entrance to area of felled trees in Denge Wood - - 571789

Entrance to area of felled trees in Denge Wood

Edge of Down Wood - - 405183

Edge of Down Wood. A public bridleway passes between Down Wood and Denge Wood here.

Eggringe Wood Car Park - - 405070

Eggringe Wood Car Park. Small car park off the road between Eggringe Wood and Denge Wood. Various paths lead into the forest from here.

Capel Farm - - 404349

Capel Farm. The farmis a collection of private houses at the end of a minor road, bordering Denge Wood.

Denge Wood - - 404351

Denge Wood. On one of the public paths through Denge Wood, a largely deciduous forest.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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