GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hargate Forest

2 miles (3 km)

These peaceful woods are located on the edge of Tunbridge Wells. There's a series of footpaths taking you around the site which includes a mixture of broadleaf and conifer woodland. The area is good for widlife spotting with lots of woodland birds and the possibility of spotting fallow or roe deer.
Tunbridge Wells West train station is a short walk from the woods so you can easily come by public transport.


TN3 9HB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hargate Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hargate Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Bull is a charming pub located very close to the forest. They do very good food and also have a nice outdoor area for warmer weather. You can find the pub just to the north of the woods at 79 Frant Road with a postcode of TN2 5LH for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woods are ideal for a dog walk and you'll probably see other owners on a fine day. The Bull pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head north of the woods and you can visit Tunbridge Wells Common. The expansive common includes woodland, heathland, ponds and a variety of wildlife. You can also pick up the Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk and the High Weald Landscape Trail in the area. The waymarked trails are a good way of exploring the lovely High Weald AONB.


Gated entrance to Hargate Forest - - 1056734

Gated entrance to Hargate Forest

Cleared Area, Hargate Forest - - 695891

Cleared Area, Hargate Forest Caused by a fire in the late 1990s the area has been cleared and will be returned to natural heathland

Mixed Conifers, Hargate Forest - - 695905

Mixed Conifers, includes fir and larch. The forest was previously a commercial enterprise and conifers are particularly concentrated in the parts north of Sprat's Brook.

Track, Hargate Forest - - 695882

Heading south down the main route into the forest lined with Douglas Firs. The forest was purchased from the Nevill estate in 1996 having previously been a commercial timber enterprise and is now owned by the Woodland Trust.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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