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Explore King's Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.7/5)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs an ancient woodland site, King's Wood is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. The main species of tree include Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Corsican Pine and Douglas Fir.

To enjoy the best of the forest you may wish to follow the Sculpture Trail.

The hard forest roads are good for walking and cycling. 

For groups looking for a guided tour of the sculptures, or for workshops and related activities, please contact Stour Valley Arts on 01233 664987 or email us at


Friends of Kings Wood

Come and join the Friends of Kings Wood on one of their regular walks or events.

Walks & Events explore the forest, its animals and plants. Whilst the weather cannot be guarenteed, you are very likely to hear and see new sights and sounds, so come and enjoy.
Walks are free to members and cost £2.50 per person to non-members.

Participate – make the Friends of King’s Wood a thriving, vibrant
To join the Friends of King’s Wood or renew your annual membership,
send a cheque for:
£5.50 (Single membership) or £11 (Joint/Family membership) to:
Friends of King’s Wood
Dene Cottage
Church Lane
Kent TN25 4BS

Friends of King’s Wood Walks and Events 2016

Meet in the main forest car park off White Hill Road, Challock, TN25 4AP unless otherwise stated.

Walks marked with * have limited spaces and must be booked by phoning 07523 203458 and leaving a message or emailing 

King’s Wood Country Quiz 2016 with Diana Sawyer

Date: Saturday 12 March Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Details: The Iron Room, Boughton Lees, TN25 4HP


Twilight into Night with Wendy Hogg

Date: Friday 25 March 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Meet at Molash, A252, War Memorial Triangle - bring a torch


Up & Down Again with Diana Sawyer

Date: Sunday 10 April 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Meet at Godmersham Church , A28


Challock Circle - 8 Miles with Jon Shelton KSCP

Date: Sunday 24 April 10.00am - 3:00pm

Meet at Boughton Lees, A251, cricket club.

BYO lunch/use shops in Challock


Twilight Bluebells with Diana Sawyer

Date: Wednesday 27 April 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Meet at lower forest car park, White Hill Road


Bluebells & Cupcakes with Diana Sawyer

Date: Sunday 1 May 2.00pm - 4:00pm


Bats not in the Belfry* with Shirley Thompson

Date: Saturday in May TBC when booking


Reclining Reptiles* with Richard Griffiths

Date: Sunday in May TBC when booking


Nightjars Jarring with Steve Peters

Date: Wednesday 25 May 9:00pm - 11:00pm


Himalayan Balsam Extraction with Jason Adams

Date: Sunday 12 June 10:00am - 12:00pm

Practical morning - please bring gloves


Picture the Scene with Elaine Newman

Date: Sunday 19 June 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Meet at Chilham, A252, lower car park - bring your camera/camera phone


Moths Mobbing with Claire Ward

Date: Saturday 16 July 8:30pm - 11:00pm


Summer Stroll with Diana Sawyer

Date: Sunday 24 July 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Secret Forest - 7 Mile Trek with Wendy Hogg

Date: Saturday 3 September 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Tremendous Trees with Jon Shelton KSCP

Date: Sunday 18 September 10:00am - 12:30pm

Meet at Molash, A252, War Memorial Triangle


Dormice Dozing?* with Jason Adams

Date: Sunday 9 October 10:00am - 12:00pm


Dawn the Deer with Steve Hanna

Date: Sunday 16 October

6:30am - 8:30am

Meet at lower forest car park, White Hill Road


Fungi Fungus with Martin Newcombe

Date: Sunday 6 November 10:00am - 1:00pm


Hare Preservation Trust & AGM with Jane Ross

Date: Monday 21 November 7:00pm -9:00pm

Challock Village Hall, TN25 4AU


King’s Wood Country Quiz 2017 with Diana Sawyer

Date: Saturday 11 March 2017 7:30pm -10:00pm

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

nice walk today would like to know where I can get a detailed map showing footpaths and sites of interest as there was none avalible at the car park as I would like to return and exsplore some more many thanks

philip collier, 17/May/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

PLEASE put more signs up especially for the way to car park. We got lost and took us 2.5 hours to find our way out!!

Anonymous, 15/May/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Hi, I was wondering if it would be possible to camp in the middle of kings wood with my two children for 1 night.

Kevin, 19/May/2015

we're glad that you like Kings Wood, but we cannot allow camping I'm afraid

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Last updated: 26th April 2016

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