Folkes Lane Woodland is another hidden gem, tucked between the A127 and M25, and is well worth a visit for the stunning views alone. The site is situated on former arable fields grouped around a steep hill.
From its top are vistas south over the River Thames to the North Downs and west across London’s Docklands and Canary Wharf. On a good day you can see as far as the O2 at Greenwich and the London Eye.
Its hillsides provide some fairly strenuous exercise opportunities whilst a small wet area for amphibians and a hilltop picnic spot provide the perfect stopping points to get your breath back.
Over 90,000 native trees are steadily growing on site, providing a welcome screen to the neighbouring M25 motorway.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsDoug Wilson, 27/May/2016
It is a real gem.Cross the bridge over the M25 for stunning views but beware of pollution and noise
Forestry Commission Response
Thankyou for the review Doug. There are a lot of amazing hidden woodlands within a stones throw of the M25. Try Tylers Wood which is also close to Folkes Lane. Scott - Community Ranger