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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.9/5)

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

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Gruffalo Spotters at Jeskyns Community Woodland

Gruffalo Spotters at Jeskyns Community WoodlandFrom 20th February, follow 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

Fairy house, JeskynsCan you spot a fairy or an elf in our new Fairy Village? Or perhaps your children would like to learn how to create fantastic crafts from natural woodland materials on our Forest School Programme?
Click here for more details.

Responsible dog owners welcomed!

Jeskyns Dog Club mascot 1Jeskyns is a great place to have fun with your pooch. Why not join our free Jeskyns Dog Club and help us to promote responsible dog ownership?

What do other visitors say?

Are dogs allowed in the cafe?

Anonymous, 19/Mar/2017

Thanks for your enquiry. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the café.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

We had a lovely day out with our toddler doing the gruffalo trail. The food in the cafe was good, the grounds were clean. The only negative thing was when my son tripped over toward the end of the walk his hands went straight into a big pile of dog poo, lucky we was near the toilets so we could wash his hands quickly.

Charlotte , 12/Mar/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Is a great place for dog walking - although my only gripe is there are not enough dog bins as you walk around! Please please get some more put in then people may start picking up after their dogs!!

Anonymous, 12/Mar/2017
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Last updated: 21st March 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 www.dfok.co.uk
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • £1.50 per day or £30 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

Location

OS Grid ref: TQ660699
Postcode: DA12 3AN

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Contact

Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118
jeskynsranger@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am to dusk - currently 7pm
Parking
£1.50 per day or £30 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
Discovery Pass
£30
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