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Latest News (26/08/2015 15:47)

In response to an increased risk of flytipping and illegal encampment, a new 2m height restriction will come into force at the car park entrance from Saturday 29th August 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  Further info

Discover brand new woodlands, ponds, orchards and wildflower meadows at Jeskyns Community Woodland.  Come and watch it grow.

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Superworm Activity Trail

Superworm text copyright © Julia Donaldson 2012. Superworm illustration copyright © Axel Scheffler 2012Join Superworm on his forest adventure! Take part in  our self-led Superworm Activity Trail. Purchase your fun activity pack from the cafe (£3.50). 

Events and Activities

Discovery Day event at JeskynsWhatever the season join us for fun and informative events and activities such as our  Summer Programme of FREE Children's Activties, July & August 2015. 

Responsible dog owners welcomed!

Jeskyns Dog Club mascot 1Jeskyns is a great place to have fun with your pooch. Why not join our free Jeskyns Dog Club and help us to promote responsible dog ownership?

What do other visitors say?

I have had a temporary yearly pass since March but have still not received the proper one and I have changed my car. could you advise me what I should be doing.

Christine Foley, 25/Aug/2015

You should have received a permanent pass some time ago - please accept our apologies. I have forwarded your query on to our Box Office team who manage the Discovery Pass system, but if you wish to follow it up direct with them their contact details can be found via this weblink:

Forestry Commission Response
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I contacted youselves over a week or so ago with regard to the cutting of the long grass at Jeskyns. I visit Jeskyns on a daily basis and would ordinarily have rated them 5 star (as I have in the past) but I am getting increasing concerned with regard to the height of the grass. I know it has been left for the wildlife and low nesting birds but I have heard lots of comments from fellow dog walkers with regard to 'ticks'. My dog actually came home with one on her last week as well. Unless you have the correct tool to remove it thoroughly, it can often result in a trip to the vets. Could you please let me know when the grass may be cut as I have recently visited other parks for my morning walk which I don't really want to do. Many thanks.

Marie, 17/Aug/2015

As well as being a great place for people, Jeskyns provides a vital, much needed refuge for wildife. The large grass areas at Jeskyns are a very important habitat for ground nesting birds, small mammals and a whole host of insects. As such they are only cut once a year at the end of the summer. Any more frequently than this would have a serious detrimental effect upon the wildlife. This annual cut is scheduled to take place in the next 2-3 weeks.

Forestry Commission Response
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I go here often but it's becoming more and more stressful and I think I will have to stop. I have a rescue dog that dislikes small yappy dogs trying to charge at her feet and aggressively barking at her ( probably fear aggression on their part) . My dog is on a lead because although usually friendly she dislikes small dogs, I am sick and tired of owners who believe everyone likes their dog letting their dog jump all over my dog and causing her stress and to attack in fear, all I want to do is walk along with my dog who will walk alongside me happily on her lead without dogs surrounding her constantly, I'm the bad one when she growls and today I have to buy my dog a muzzle (which she wouldn't need if other people used their common sense) just to be on the safe side because every visit I expect between 20-30 dogs to come over to her jumping and trying to play, biting her feet and chasing her off, we haven't all got extra friendly dogs and unfortunately if I had had my dog from a puppy she would be, I'm sick of hearing ' it's ok, he's friendly' MINE ISNT ALWAYS FRIENDLY HENCE THE LEAD , please people use your common sense !

Anonymous, 15/Aug/2015

I am sorry to hear about your experiences whilst visiting Jeskyns. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments - it enables others to see different perspectives when it comes to the issues of dog control. There has also been some recent dicsussion regarding this issue on our Facebook page - it would be great if you felt able to add your views on there too.

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What's Here?

  • Picnic
  • Viewpoint
  • Cafe
  • Cafe open daily 10am to 3pm.
  • Cycling
  • Cycles welcome to use all paths - but please give way to pedestrians.
  • Horse riding
  • Dedicated grass horse trail.
  • Orienteering
  • Permanent orienteering course. Maps available from
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • 1.50 per day or 30 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
  • Play area
  • Range of natural play features.
  • Walking
  • Range of easy access, hard surfaced trails.
  • Toliets
  • Toilets open during cafe opening hours (10am - 3pm daily).
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

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Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am to dusk - currently 9pm
1.50 per day or 30 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
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