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

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Events and Activities

Whatever the season join us for fun and informative events and activities like our Bird Feeeder Craft Afternoon on the 18th February 2015. 

Gruffalo's Child Activity Trail

Gruffalo’s Child Trails From Friday 3 October to February 2015 take part in our Gruffalo's Child Activity Trail. Purchase your fun activity pack from the cafe (£2). 

Please note, Jeskyns does not have a Gruffalo Sculpture - click here for a list of all Forestry Commission sites with sculptures.  

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?

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What are the rules on owners who continue to allow their dogs to run off lead and then attack other dogs? I was disgusted today after my lab had her face bitten I had to pursue the woman to the car park ... Blood dripping from my dogs wound I was spoken to by another owner who informed me the same dog's ( only 1 without warning approached my dog and lunged at her ) had tried to attack theirs a few days ago !!! I have her car registration number !!!

Anonymous, 2/Dec/2014

Sorry to hear about this incident. We have tried contacting you via email for further details but the email address you supplied is not valid. Please contact us on 01474 825118.

Forestry Commission Response

Why is there not a plan of the 'dogs on leads' zone available at the entrance. I walked around with my dog for ages looking for the 'off lead' zone hoping he could have a run playing fetch whilst my dodgy legs got a little rest. This was painful for me and frustrating for the pooch.

Sue, 9/Nov/2014

Sorry to hear that you had difficulty. There is a map showing the zones on the car park notice board and there are also usually maps in a dispenser by the kissing gate nearest the cafe. A map can also be downloaded from the "Dogs at Jeskyns" section of our website.

Forestry Commission Response

I am an early walker with my dogs, 🐕 🐩 🐶 I must say that 99% of dog walkers are responsible who I have the pleasure to meet. It is one activity of the day I look forward too. I haven't come across many 🚴 🚵 riders lately but the ones I have I find very inconsiderate of any one using the park. If you don't get out of their way fast you take the risk of getting knocked down or your dogs .

Anonymous, 31/Oct/2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. Our Rangers will continue to try to speak to anyone they see behaving irresponsibly or inconsiderately on site. This does of course include cyclists.

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Last updated: 01/07/2015

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Viewpoint
  • 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
  • Play area
  • Range of natural play features.
  • Walking
  • Range of easy access, hard surfaced trails.
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 5pm
Discovery Pass
Charges being introduced early 2015
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedenjoy England quality assured visitor attractionForest Stewardship Council certified