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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.8/5)

Colour rating today: going yellow going yellow

Feel good this autumn with activity sheets, forest trails and our mindfulness guide.

Discover brand new woodlands, ponds, orchards and wildflower meadows at Jeskyns Community Woodland.  Come and watch it grow! 

Gruffalo Spotters Trail, 20th Feb - 16th Nov 2017

Gruffalo Spotters at Jeskyns Community WoodlandFollow clues and collect evidence as you search for the Gruffalo along the Gruffalo Spotters trail! Bring the characters to life before your eyes with The Gruffalo Spotter free app, or gather clues with an Evidence Kit. More details for Gruffalo Spotters at Jeskyns Community Woodland

Events and Activities

Gruffalo, Moors Valley Country ParkGuess who's coming to Jeskyns? 

Click here to find out how you can meet the Gruffalo in person on Sat 7th October 2017.


Responsible dog owners welcomed!

Jeskyns Dog Club mascot 1Jeskyns is a great place to have fun with your pooch.

Take a look at this page for everything dog related!

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

I love walking my puppy here, however a irresponsible dog owner letting her dog off the lead attacked my 16 week old pup, he's ok but is terrified of dogs he doesn't know.

Be aware of other dogs off the lead!

I reported it to the lady warden who was amazing as myself, son and pup were very shaken. Full description given.

Anonymous, 2/Aug/2017

Thanks for your feedback and we do hope your pup is recovering well. The description you gave was passed on to all site staff so we will keep our eyes peeled.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

I absolutely love this park with its big open spaces. If you enjoy walking even without a doggy it's a great place to exercise.

Sammy, 7/Jul/2017

Thanks for your feedback Sammy - glad you are enjoying your visits.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a lovely walk Searching for the gruffalo but unfirtunately my daughter left her fitness watch in the ladies toilets by the cafe and it wasn't there when we got back. A lovely day weather wise and such a beautiful park to visit though!

Stuart Boyle, 26/Jun/2017

Thanks for your feedback Stuart. I will check with café to see if the watch has been handed in and let you know if it has.

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Last updated: 22nd September 2017

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What's Here?

  • Picnic
  • Viewpoint
  • Cafe
  • Cafe open daily 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • Cycling
  • Cycles welcome to use all paths - but please give way to pedestrians.
  • Horse riding
  • Dedicated grass horse trail.
  • Orienteering
  • Permanent orienteering course. Maps available from
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • £1.50 per day or £36 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
  • Play area
  • Range of natural play features.
  • Walking
  • Range of easy access, hard surfaced trails.
  • Toliets
  • Toilets open during cafe opening hours (9:30am - 3:30pm daily).
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

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Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am to dusk - currently 8pm
£1.50 per day or £36 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
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