Our forests will remain open for outdoor recreation and exercise. For our coronavirus guidance please follow this link - view now
Winter opening hours of 8am to 5pm apply from 25th October
PROTECT THE SANDSTONE - The BMC are asking all climbers not to climb on the Southern Sandstone crags during Lockdown to help prevent irreversible damage to the rock. - More information
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Weekdays

Monday
Main car park 8am - 5pm
Tuesday
Main car park 8am - 5pm
Wednesday
Main car park 8am - 5pm
Thursday
Main car park 8am - 5pm
Friday
Main car park 8am - 5pm

Weekends

Saturday
Main car park 8am - 5pm
Sunday
Main car park 8am - 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 apply at Birchden Wood.

You can now use RingGo at Birchden Wood which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can.

Pay for parking on your phone in 5 easy steps:

1. Open the RingGo app, or download for free if you haven’t already got it, using the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
2. Log in with your RingGo details, or register as a new user.
3. Select your location by entering the 3–6 digit number shown on the parking signs.
4. Enter your number plate and choose how long you’d like to park for. Remember, you can extend this later.
5. Choose to add any handy parking reminders you need, then just tap to pay.

And you’re good to go! Your details are saved so next time, you can park even faster.

If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063. You can also register and book parking with RingGo online.

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

Minibuses

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

Coaches

  • 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

The camp site at Birchden will remain closed for 2020 but we hope to welcome you back in 2021.

It is important to us that when you stay at Birchden, you can do so safely and enjoyably and this is something we feel we would be unable to deliver this year.

Please note that camping is not permitted within the wider woodland.

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Toilets

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. 

The camp site at Birchden will remain closed for 2020 but we hope to welcome you back in 2021.

At a glance

  • 1 walking trail 
  • Barbecues - currently not available
  • Picnic area
  • Campsite - currently closed
  • Toilets
  • Dogs welcome 
  • Assistance dogs welcome
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