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

GruffaloGruffalo Trail

11 April – 30 September.  This is a self led trail suitable for ages two to six.  Please note there will NOT be a Gruffalo sculpture on this trail.  Visit the Forestry Commmission Gruffalo sculpture page to find your nearest sculpture.  For more info visit our Jeskyns Gruffalo page.

Latest News

Click the link on the left for up to date information about the changes taking place at Jeskyns including the cafe build, car park charges and a fun new Dog Activity Trail.

Events and Activities

Whatever the season join us for fun and informative events and activities such as autumn seed collections, spring bird walks or summer pond dipping sessions.

Responsible dog owners welcomed!

Jeskyns 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?

Nature watching

The song of the Skylark is a constant presence at Jeskyns. It  provides an idyllic sound track to accompany a spot of nature watching in this vastly improved landscape. 

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Last updated: 04/16/2014

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What's Here?

  • 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

Get directions


Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am to dusk (closing times vary according to daylight hours)
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified