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

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Enjoy a summer of sport with the Stick Man Games! Race Stick Man at one of our sports day events, have fun in our activity arena, or host your own games with an activity pack.

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Stickman Activity Trail

Forest web page 150x98pxJoin in the fun from 1st December 2015 with our self led Stickman trail. Activity packs availbale for purchase from the cafe (£3).  Sign up and be the first to about anything stickman!

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?

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I've noted that a husky meet takes place on a sunday. Im just wondering if our great dane could join in? She really needs to meet dogs who can run and handle her 10 month old playfulness!!!

Vicky huckle, 4/Jun/2016

The group is mainly huskies, but I know that they are very welcoming to all dogs. Go along and introduce yourselves!

Forestry Commission Response

We love Jeskyns and regularly walk our dogs in the Orchard. We meet lots of friendly people and dogs and it is great for socialising the dogs. Dogs can be off the lead and have a good run and play and the signposts clearly state "dogs off lead". However, our walk was spoiled recently by a cyclist who came up behind us ringing his bell. Our dogs were away in front of us so my husband politely asked the cyclist if he could wait whilst we put the dogs on their leads so they didn't get in his way. The cyclist was then very rude and told us our dogs should be on leads anyway in the Orchard. We know dogs can be off lead there but can you clarify what the situation is for cyclists there? It clearly states the paths are footpaths and dogs can be off leads.

Marilyn Berry, 16/May/2016

Thank you for posting your comments. To clarify, dogs are allowed off lead in the orchard area (south of Jeskyns Road) so long as they are always under close control. Cyclists are allowed to use the surfaced tacks but should always give way to pedestrians. Sounds like the cyclist was a bit impatient and rude - luckily most of our visitors are more polite so we hope you don't have to encounter him again, but do get in touch if you have any further issues with him.

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I run a local parenting site and had heard really great things about Jeskyns so visited with my children to try it out. Have to say we loved it! Perfect for all ages, my two are 21mths and (yrs so hard to amuse both equally! Love that it is buggy friendly, play areas great and fab cafe. Really lovely place to visit and can't wait to come back again, we also loved the Stickman trail and beautiful views! Will be added to my website so other families can enjoy too!

MITKBexley, 1/May/2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the great feedback.

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Last updated: 3rd June 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 8pm
Parking
1.50 per day or 30 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
Discovery Pass
30
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