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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?

5 Stars 5 Stars

A wonderful mixed woodland (mature beeches and old yews among the pines) to explore, to walk in and cycle across; and a precious large green space in the crowded south east. Absolutely no need for more signs which would spoil the natural beauty and solitude of the place and reduce it to a suburban 'country park'.

Regular visitor, 11/Jan/2015
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
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