Birchden Wood

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Visitor information

Discover this mixed native broadleaf woodland with 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. 

At a glance

Please do not bring barbecues onto this site
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Dogs and assistance dogs are welcome
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Horse riding is not permitted at Birchden Wood
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Mobile coffee trailer with wooden cladding and open serving hatches, parked on grass.

Food and drink at Birchden Wood

Located in the car park at Birchden Wood, Crag Coffee is a local business selling barista coffees, hot drinks, cakes and bagels. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm.

Things to do

This 1.5km easy access trail guides you through the stunning beech woodland of Birchden. There are stops along the way to view sculptures that have been installed, giving you the...

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at our beautiful picnic area, just bring along good food and company!

At Birchden we have one fixed barbecue which is free to use and perfect for...

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