GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Perry Woods

2 miles (3.2 km)

This walk explores a lovely area of ancient woodland in Kent.
You can start the walk from the good sized Perry Wood car park at the northern end of the site, off Beeches Road. Then pick up the trails heading south to Conduit Wood and the excellent Pulpit viewpoint at the southern end of the woods. From this elevated spot there are some splendid views over the Kent Downs.
The area consists of attractive broadleaved woodland, heathland with lots of interesting wildlife to look out for too. Keep your eyes peeled for badgers, foxes, wood mice, dormice, lizards and a variety of woodland birds. In the spring months the daffodils and bluebells bring some colour to the area too.
Some of the bridleways at the site are also suitable for cyclists.
The woods are located just to the west of the Stour at Chilham and not far from the Kent coast at Faversham. The little village of Shottenden lies on the southern edge.

Postcode

ME13 9RP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Perry Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Perry Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Rose and Crown is in a great location right next to the wood. The pub dates back hundreds of years and serves good quality dishes made with fresh local ingredients. Outside there's a lovely garden to relax in on warmer days. You can find them at postcode ME13 9RY for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woodland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably bump into other owners on a fine day. The Rose and Crown mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a couple of miles south east and you could visit the pretty village of Chilham and explore Chilham Lake, Denge Wood and the River Great Stour.
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.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Kent Downs Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Perry Wood Information Board - geograph.org.uk - 1558353

Perry Wood Information Board. Large carved wood board near Car park in the large wood. Close to an easy access trail around the wood.

Bridleway crosses Grove Road in Perry Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1370481

Bridleway crosses Grove Road in the wood. A bridleway from Selling Court Farm leads through Perry Wood, then through the visitors carpark, then heads left over Grove Road, and then heads towards the Mount (viewpoint) before heading to Shottenden Road, Shottenden. Grove Road crossroads is in the background.

Footbridge in Perrywood - geograph.org.uk - 1371844

This bridge/boardwalk is on a bridleway path from the view point on the Mount back to the carpark on Grove Road. It is at the bottom of a wooded valley.

Picnic Bench in Perry Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1371846

Picnic Bench. This bench is on a path leading from the pub past an earthwork back to the main woodland car park.

The Rose and Crown Public House, Perry Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1370484

The Rose and Crown Public House

The Pulpit Perry Woods - geograph.org.uk - 39895

The Pulpit. This wooden viewing tower is on the highest point in this country park area near Faversham in Kent and commands views across the Thames Estuary, North Downs and the Isle of Thanet.

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