These woods near Pluckley are also known as "Screaming" wood due to reports of paranormal activity in the area. If you can pluck up the courage there are some nice waymarked walking trails to try in the woods.
Start the walk from the car park off Smarden Bell Road. From here you can pick up the trails heading south into the woods. Here you'll find ancient trees with wood anemones and pretty bluebells to see in the spring months. Look out for lots of different types of butterfly fluttering around the flours and nightingales flying through the trees above.
As you make your way along the two waymarked trails look out for the King George Star. This footpath junction is the meeting of six paths within the wood and named after King George IV who was a visitor to the wood.
There's good scope for continuing your walking in the area. Head east towards Pluckley and you can pick up the Greensand Way and the Stour Valley Walk. These long distance trails are a great way of exploring the surrounding countryside of the Kent Downs AONB. Pluckley train station is also located just to the east and makes an alternative start point if you are coming on public transport.