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Explore Clowes Wood
(Average user rating: 3 unrated 3/5)


Clowes Wood is a delightful mixed woodland near Whitstable, with mature birch and coniferous trees.

Its many paths and convenient car park makes Clowes Wood an ideal location for walkers - especially with dogs.

The wood covers a total area of over 236 hectares.

For an in-depth look, take a look at the Clowes Wood Forest Plan.



What do other visitors say?

2 Stars 2 Stars

There are quad bikes being used at the north east side of the A290. Behind Meadow grange nursery.

Anonymous, 2/Apr/2018

Thank you for letting us know. Quad bikes are not allowed in the forest without permission.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

This was our first visit to clowes wood, it was recommended to us by a friend who regularly visits the wood, we had a great couple of hours exploring the woods and ventured off the main track and some amazing ants nests and flowers, the only thing that let it down is the irresponsible dog owners who think it's ok to let there dogs foul anywhere the see fit and leave doggy bags all along the paths and even in the trees !

Lee, 23/Apr/2017

We ask visitors with dogs to follow the Forestry Commission dog code and keep your forests an enjoyable place to visit. Go to

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3 Stars 3 Stars

Not enough dog poo bins. You need walk leaflets available in the car park to help make sense of all the paths.

Karol, 17/Apr/2016
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Last updated: 10th July 2018

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Parking
  • Walking
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riding is by permit only. Please contact TROT on 01622 735599 for more details.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: TR136630

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Kate Harris

0300 067 4465

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