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Explore Jeskyns
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.1/5)

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

Events and Activities


Fairies crossing, JeskynsFancy exploring a Fairy and Elf Village? Or how about joining one of our Forest School sessions?  Find details here.


Highway Rat Activity Trail

The Highway Rat is the latest Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler book to be brought to life at Jeskyns. From the 1 December, head on a journey with the Highway Rat and all the characters from the story. Packs will be avaliable from the cafe for just £3.

Responsible dog owners welcomed!

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Jeskyns 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?

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Jeskyns is great for dogs. Mine loves it there. I haven't had any issues myself, but I have seen some owners who are terrified of letting their dogs near larger breeds. They quite clearly don't understand dog behaviour and instantly see larger dogs as threats, which is such a shame. Saw a lady screaming at a man with a german shepard and the poor dog wasn't doing anything wrong. Felt sorry for the owner too. I would suggest if they are that worried and feel the need to ask for dogs to be put back on leads, that they stick to the on lead area, or take them to the enclosed space. Shame they aren't able to socialise their dogs properly though because of their fears.

Rebecca, 7/Feb/2018
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I love walking my 2 little Cockapoos at Jeskyns and have met lots of lovely people and their doggies but unfortunately just lately there has been issues with owners of large dogs off lead that terrorise smaller dogs and are quite indignant and rude when asked if they could put them on a lead whilst you pass them. Its not the dogs fault of course but the incompetent, dullarded owners of these larger breeds -which is a shame because the park is fab!

Linda, 4/Feb/2018

Sorry to hear this Linda. Our Rangers will keep trying to promote the "Consideration to all" messages and will challenge any dog owner they see behaving inconsiderately or irresponsibly.

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Hi, in case you didnt know its National Cavachon Day on Sunday 29th April and there is a meet organised for that day at Jeskyns starting at 11am. (At the moment there are 36 owners coming)

Steve, 30/Jan/2018

Thank you for getting in touch Steve. We'd be grateful if the group organisers could email us to confirm details and to talk though the best way to ensure your meet up goes well and without incident. You may be aware that there have been some incidents recently in relation to large group dog walks (see our Facebook page) so would be good to chat though.

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Last updated: 18th February 2018

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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

Get directions


Jeskyns Ranger

01474 825118

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
7am to dusk. Closing time varies seasonally.
1.50 per day or 36 Discovery Pass (annual). Please note: 2m height restriction at entrance.
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