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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

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Beautiful walks. Thanks to the tree canopy didn't even get wet on a rainy day. Natural and good paths... My dogs loved it as much as I did. Stunning tree specimens. Think a rubbish bin is needed in car park... People don't take their litter home sadly.

Olly, 28/Jun/2014

I go running in kings wood throughout the year and enjoy watching it change through the seasons. There are so many tracks that you could run a marathon within the woods, from small dirt tracks to the stone fire tracks. I've read about people asking for signage, as someone who enjoys going to snowdonia, lakes and the highlands, I feel the sense of solitude and remoteness will be lost with shopping centre styled signage at each main junction. If worried remember where you walked and retrace your steps.

Geoff, 13/May/2014
4 Stars 4 Stars

Honestly would give 5 but for 2 things. No signs (specifically back to car parks) so easy to get lost! No maps even online so we couldn't come prepared. and only one poop bin by the main gate meaning that many dog owners give up as they don't see it - and leave poop in the bag in the trees and bushes at the end of the walk!!!! The woods and the sculptures are amazing but come with water and a picnic. try to note where you turn so you can get back if you get lost. Or listen for the traffic noise as this takes you back to the road and you can work out where you are easily! Please respect the sculpture work and the things growing - so we can all enjoy it. It is a big wood!! You can make dens too! Remember its free - so take your rubbish home!

Sally Sadler, 4/May/2014
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