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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.5/5)

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

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Autumn at Jeskyns

Autumn thumbnailsMake the most of the spectacular colours of autumn! Explore our autumn activity trail with the family, or get artistic at your local Woven woodland.

Gruffalo Orienteeering Course

GruffaloJoin in the fun from 15th July 2016 with our self led Gruffalo Orienteering Course. Course maps available for purchase from the cafe (£1.50).  Sign up to hear more about our Gruffalo activities!

Events and Activities

Cardinham Forest SchoolWhatever the season join us for fun and informative events and activities such as our Forest School Activity Programme.

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?

03/09/16.

Passing through the park today on my bike at the Cobham end of the park and was chased and bitten by a Border Collie. More signs are required in the park as all users should feel safe.

Anonymous, 3/Sep/2016

Sorry to hear about this incident. Could you please contact us direct so that we can take some further details about this incident? Tel: Tel: 01474 825118 Email: jeskynsranger@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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2 Stars 2 Stars

I bought my son in his baby wheelchair and apart from the parking, was highly disappointed with the facilities offered. A step to get into the cafe, the trail was full of stones which resulted in him going in his buggy. This meant he wasn't as free to roam with his friends and I had to drag the wheelchair behind me. He couldn't use any of the climbing frames and had to watch other children (no slides or swings and huge holes at the end of the tunnels). I liked the place as a whole,but will not be able to return. I would not recommend to anyone with disabilities. I cannot comment on the toilets as we never used them.

Anonymous, 31/Aug/2016

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the facilities. Jeskyns has been designed to be as accessible as possible but we appreciate that there is always room for improvement and will ensure that your feedback is taken on board when funds next become available to make improvements on site. Further details about the accessibility at Jeskyns can be found in our Accessibility Statement (left hand link from Jeskyns home page).

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

A lovely dog training class today at Jeskyns, followed by a swim in the dog pond.

Thank you all for for the quality of the pond water not a sign of any algae, it was a pleasure to see all the dogs enjoying a well earned swim without any danger to their health.

It was also nice to see so many dog waste bins, just a shame that a few people still refuse to clear up after their dogs!

Many thanks for all the hard work of all the staff and volunteers, Jeskyns is a lovely park!

RonW, 31/Aug/2016

Thank you for your feedback which we will pass on to all staff and volunteers. Great to hear that you are enjoying your visits to Jeskyns so much!

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Please email us at jeskynsranger@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry or would like a reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 14th September 2016

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What's Here?

  • Picnic
  • Viewpoint
  • Cafe
  • Cafe open daily 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • 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 www.dfok.co.uk
  • 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 (9:30am - 3:30pm daily).
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

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Contact

Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118
jeskynsranger@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

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