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

Opening hours

The car park is open daily from 7am to dusk (closing times varies seasonally, check on site signs). 

The cafe and toilets are open from 9.30am to 5pm daily. 

When you visit, it is your responsibility to follow the guidance on staying safe outside your home. Please be prepared to make the necessary decision to turn around if the car park looks busy or is full and come another time. 

Please maintain 2m social distancing at all times.

How to find us

How to find us
Henhurst Road, Cobham, Kent
Sat Nav Postcode: DA12 3AN
By Car

Jeskyns is just two minutes off the A2 dual carriageway. Take the Gravesend East turning off the A2 and follow directional signage to Sole Street. Pass over a railway bridge and our entrance is just 200m further on on the left hand side. 

 

By Public Transport

Closest bus routes are the Arriva 490 and 455. Both stop just the other side of the A2 and Jeskyns is 15minute walk from this point. 

OS Grid Ref
TQ660699

51.403862389312, 0.38650341429442

Parking and prices

Parking charges apply at Jeskyns Community Woodland. 

You can pay for parking using the RingGo* app, card or coins. 

How to use the RingGo app:

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.

*There is a small convenience charge for using this service.  See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.

Parking charges are also applicable to Blue Badge holders.

 

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 1 hour £1.50
Up to 2 hours £2.50
All day £3.50
Horse box
All day £6.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Coaches are £6.00 per day. 

Please note there is a 2m height limit at entrance - please contact us to arrange access.

Email: jeskynsranger@forestryengland.uk

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 5
Card payments accepted
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available
Pay on foot system

Facilities and access

The cafe and toilets are open from 9.30am to 5pm daily. 

The cafe is currently running a takeaway service only. 

 

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

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

Contact details

Activities at Jeskyns Community Woodland

Chopwell Wood mixed woodland
Darnley trail at Jeskyns
The Fairy Forest sculptures at Jeskyns Community Woodland
Fairy & Elf Village at Jeskyns
Ladies riding on Horses through the woodlands
Horse riding at Jeskyns
attending a learning event
Orienteering at Jeskyns
Picnic table within bluebells
Picnics at Jeskyns
Running on forest trail
Running trails at Jeskyns
Child looking at Superworm
Superworm trail at Jeskyns
Walking boots in autumn
Walking trails at Jeskyns

Nearby forests

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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Thames Chase Forest Centre & Broadfields offers lots of features and bags of room for an exciting family day out.

The Thames Chase Trust runs the Thames Chase Forest Centre, providing the perfect venue for a quick snack or wholesome lunch, as well as the opportunity to purchase local crafts and gifts. Among the Thames Chase Forest Centre buildings, you can still see the original 17th century Essex Barn, stables and farm house.

Sun setting behind silhouetted trees

Named after the Bonnetts family who farmed these fields as part of their Central Farm from the 1920’s, Bonnetts Wood is now the perfect place to relax and unwind. 

Flower meadows, small streams and native trees provide the ideal setting for quiet nature watching, connected by a network of paths winding through the area.

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