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
TR136630

51.325516369114, 1.0654515450908

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Clowes Wood. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4465
Mobile Number
07808 682509

Activities at Clowes Wood

family cycling through the forest
Cycling at Clowes Wood
Horse riders riding through the forest on a sunny day
Horse riding at Clowes Wood
Walking boots in autumn
Walking at Clowes Wood

Nearby forests

Thin trail running through conifer woodland

With around five miles of hard surface road and great networks of unsurfaced tracks, Hemsted Forest makes for a great day out, whatever the season!

The forest houses a mixture of conifer and broadleaf woodland and is rich in different bird species.

 

Two ladies enjoying a dog walk at Jeskyns Community Woodland

Jeskyns is home to 360 acres of newly planted woodlands, meadows and orchards. With a good network of surfaced walking trails, children's play areas, café and even a dog activity trail, there is something for everyone to explore at any time of the year.

You can visit a Fairy and Elf Village, introduce the family to the Gruffalo and his friends, say hello to our cows, take the dog for a paddle or just sit and watch the world go by under wide skies full of singing skylarks.

Long grass on the edge of a woodland with bright blue skies

Mardyke Woods was already well established when the Romans first arrived here in 54BC and is therefore well deserved of its official status as an Ancient Semi Natural Woodland!

There's a variety of woodland paths for you to explore, two adjacent play areas for your active little monkeys and is convenient for the nearby Mardyke Way riverside walk, where you can connect up with the Davy Down Urban Riverside Park.

Community on bridge over small stream in woodland

As one of Thames Chase's largest woodlands, Cely Woods has an excellent network of paths and is a rich habitat with numerous insects and flowers. 

The wildlife across the wetlands is a year-round treat. Try observing it from the wooden bridge that straddles the stream and see what you can spot! 

You can also continue through to Belhus Woods Country Park via a safe road crossing on Romford Road, where you can grab some refreshments from the Visitor Centre. 

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