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Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours


Main car park 7am - 5pm
Main car park 7am - 5pm
Main car park 7am - 5pm
Main car park 7am - 5pm
Main car park 7am - 5pm


Main car park 7am - 5pm
Main car park 7am - 5pm

How to find us

How to find us
Eridge Road, Tunbridge Wells
Sat Nav Postcode: TN3 9NJ
OS Grid Ref
TQ 534 360

51.104128578085, 0.19004571280811

Parking and prices

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 1 hour £1.00
Up to 2 hours £2.00
Up to 3 hours £3.00
Up to 12 hours £4.00
Up to 24 hours £6.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges


  • 1-3 hours: £2 per hour 
  • Up to 12 hours: £6 
  • 24 hours: £8


  • 1-3 Hours: £3 per hour
  • Up to 12 hours: £10
  • no over night stay.  

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Card payments accepted

Facilities and access

Camping £5.00 per adult and £2.50 for children.

We are unable to accommodate camping in campervans in the car park. We only have planning permission for the tented variety within the designated camp site area!

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4465

Discover this mixed native broadleaf woodland with camping facilities and peaceful walks

Come and explore Birchden Wood, south of Royal Tunbridge Wells, it's a perfect day out for families, walkers and climbers. Harrison's Rocks, a sandstone crag owned by the BMC, are right next door and Birchden makes the perfect spot to escape out of the city and into the woods. 

A small area of the woods hosts a campsite and with only 16 pitches it's first come, first served. Enjoy a peaceful night camping in the woods before you venture out climbing or walking the next day. 

At a glance

  • 1 walking trail 
  • Barbecues 
  • Picnic area
  • Campsite 
  • Toilets 
  • Dogs welcome 
  • Assistance dogs welcome
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