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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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Events and Activities

Halloween pumpkins lantern.Whatever the season join us for fun and informative events and activities like our Halloween Activities on the 31st October 2014. 

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?

4 Stars 4 Stars

I take real exception to the comments by the cyclist above. There is a dedicated cyclo park across the road. Most of the cyclists are considerate of the other users but no doubt this is one who wants to use Jeskyns as a race track. By law dogs do not have to be muzzled unless a dangerous breed. During term time the dog walkers comprise 99% of the users Mon - Fridays. I would like to request more ranger time spent monitoring the speed and behaviour of the cyclists. Who will be paying parking fees? Not the cyclists! Can Jeskyns be everything to everyone?

BevB, 30/Oct/2014

Thank you for your comments. I would like to reassure you that our Rangers endeavour to spend as much time as possibe on site and always try to speak to any visitors that they see behaving dangerously or inconsiderately on site.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Always a lovely time walking the dogs (or them walking me more like) I haven't had, or witnessed any problems. It appears some people have so maybe I've been lucky. There are always a minority who flout the rules, whether it's selfishness, ignorance or plain 'I can do what I like' mentality, who knows. Luckily they are few and far between so here's wishing the majority happy dog walks, cycle rides and most importantly child play times.

Ernie, 30/Oct/2014

Thank you for your comments - glad to hear you are enjoying your visits to Jeskyns!

Forestry Commission Response
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Hi I love Jeskyns for walking my dogs, and although I walk them off lead am happy for those that cant/don't that there are now on lead areas. The only time I have walked through an on lead area I didn't see any off lead dogs.

I have come on the website today as want to walk them this afternoon, but as it is a Saturday know it will be really popular and want to go the last hour it is open. However your website doesn't give up to date info on when that is (just 'dusk'). Surely someone could keep the website updated with the actual opening times through the year? Otherwise a very impressive park (few more benches for those of us who need a break when walking the dogs tho would be nice lol)

yorkiefan, 25/Oct/2014

Thank you for your comments. Glad to hear you are enjoying Jeskyns. Closing times are always advertised at the the car park entrance but will investigate if they could also be added to the website.

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Last updated: 10/30/2014

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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 www.dfok.co.uk
  • Play area
  • Range of natural play features.
  • Walking
  • Range of easy access, hard surfaced trails.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

Get directions

Contact

Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118
jeskynsranger@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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