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There is a mature Beech avenue on the roadside and parking just off the B1106.

The Forest was named to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary. Fallow deer are common here.

The chalky soil supports a prolific flower population uncluding Wild Thyme, Bird's Foot Trefoil and numerous butterflies, such as Dingy Skipper and Brown Argus.

What do other visitors say?

Since both parking and using the well marked routes for horse riders are free for the public to enjoy the beautiful forest I suspect, and it is my considered opinion, a business called CAMINO RIDERS is taking an opportunity to rip off unsuspecting equestrian visitors to the area and tourists by advertising 'forest rides' on the internet and charging an UP FRONT ADVANCE fee of ■15 for the pleasure to park and ride through the forest which is free! There is a Camino Ride advertised on the internet at Kings Forest [12/18 mls] on 3rd February 2013 & 1st December 2013 with parking recommended at picnic site GR823748 and one at Bridgeham Forest on 3rd March and Cranwich on 3rd November 2013. I expect they have covered themselves with careful advert wording but felt you should be aware of this scam as I feel if a fee is involved it should go to the forest not into some individuals pocket taking advantage of public facilities for their own gain. Its a good way to make a few pounds with little expenditure nor liability as riders must have their own cover. Thank you

Anonymous, 29/Jan/2013

The Camino Riders are a long established riding group who regularly run events on the Forestry Commission estate. They do so with a formal permission and provide additional services, infrustructure and support for their activities.

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What's Here?

  • Dogs on lead
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Off of the B1106
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: TL824749

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Contact

Nicky Russell

01842 819081
nicky.russell@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Dawn to Dusk
Parking
Off of the B1106

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