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

Opening hours

Clowes Wood offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

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How to find us

How to find us
Clowes Wood, Blean, Whitstable
Sat Nav Postcode: CT5 3EW
By Car

From Canterbury, travel through Tyler Hill village to reach Clowes Wood.

By Public Transport

The nearest train station is Canterbury East. A taxi or bus is then required.

OS Grid Ref

51.325516369114, 1.0654515450908

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Clowes Wood. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4465
Mobile Number
07808 682509

Visit this delightful mixed woodland, near Whitstable

With a variety of mature birch and coniferous trees, Clowes Wood is an ideal location for walkers, especially those with dogs! 

Covering a total area of over 236 hectares, the woodland provides endless opportunity for adventure! Follow the wide network of paths available on foot, bike or horseback. 


At a glance

  • Walking trails 
  • Cycling 
  • Horse riding 
  • Dogs welcome 

Things to do

Grab your helmet and head out for a beautiful cycle ride around Clowes Wood. 

Clowes Wood offers a network of forest paths and trails for you to ride on. 

Clowes Wood offers a network of riding which include a diverse and beautiful range of woodland habitats. Off-bridleway riding is restricted to specific routes and only permitted if you are a TROT member.

There is no public bridleway. There are no waymarkers for the routes.

Further details can be found by calling TROT on 01622 735599 or visiting the TROT website. When riding you must be display your TROT permit. A map will be given to you after purchasing a membership.

For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Clowes Wood has a wide network of open paths and trails that run through the woodland.  

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