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(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

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

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Jeskyns Farm. North KentGet the most up to date information about what is happening at Jeskyns.


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?

5 Stars 5 Stars

I visit Jeskyns most days with my staffie and have found the facilities to be the best in the locality - plenty of different paths to follow with access to Ashenbank Woods to add variety. 99.9% of fellow dog owners are courteous and mindful of their own dog's behaviours. Owners are generally helpful in warning if their dog is jumpy and will let you know if their boisterous dog is friendly! I just wish Owners with dogs which are likely to be more than 'verbal' if approached by another dog saying hallo or going too near their owner or their treats would keep their dog on a lead for everyone's safety - it is the 0.01% or less who fail to do this. That said, there are far less problems between dogs than anywhere else I have visited.

Jan Blease, 7/Oct/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic park to visit. Brilliant cafe facilities and a lovely play area for children. Variety of different walks and enclosed training area for dogs.

Alison, 1/Oct/2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit - thanks for your wonderful review!

Forestry Commission Response


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:

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Last updated: 5th October 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
  • 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


OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

Get directions


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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