As 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stour Valley Creative Partnership (SVCP) was formed in 2015 following the sad closure of Stour Valley Arts. As founder member of SVA, Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership were keen to see whether the work done by SVA could be saved and continued. A partnership was formed with the Forestry Commission, University for Creative Arts, University of Kent, Kent Downs AONB and Ashford Borough Council (with the support of KCC) to first secure the legacy of SVA and secondly to have new engagement through the arts with this wonderful woodland and ultimately the Stour Valley
We are holding our first public event this August 7th, as we want to celebrate achieving most of our first goal to secure the legacy of SVA. UCA is in the process of archiving the SVA collection, which will be accessible at their Rochester campus. The sculpture trail has been updated with new posts and signage, a lot of the restoration work has been done on the living/earth sculptures and work will start in September to repair and secure Super Kingdom. There have been challenges, as for the first time since 2 of the sculptures were installed the area around them has, or is in the process of being coppiced. Residencies for artists at the Forest Studio have also begun again.
University students from both UCA and UoK’s School of Music & Fine Art have been visiting the woods and 4 new sculptures have been created to be on display over the summer.
So please do come out and join us to celebrate these new beginnings and this wonderful resource.
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
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 email@example.com
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?
5 StarsJess, 6/Jun/2016
Absoloutely wonderful, so peaceful. Perfect day picnic with our dogs in the sun.
4 Starsphilip collier, 17/May/2016
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
5 StarsAnonymous, 15/May/2016
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!!