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

Opening hours

King's Wood offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.


How to find us

How to find us
White Hill , Challock, Kent
Sat Nav Postcode: TN25 4AR
By Car

From Ashford follow the A28 in the direction of Canterbury. Turn off at White Hill, sign posted to Challock. The main car park is signposted on the right. From Challock follow Buck Street in the Ashford direction, turn down White Hill and the main car park is signposted on the left.

By Public Transport

The nearest train station is Wye

OS Grid Ref
TR 0238 4996

51.213656642783, 0.89597670838475

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at King's 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?

Contact details

Discover this stunning Area of Outstanding Beauty

King's Wood lies within the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty and offers 588ha of mixed conifer and broadleaf woodland for you to enjoy.

Some of the wood's highlights include the sweet chestnut coppice and beech woodland with stunning displays of bluebells in the spring. 

At a glance

  • Walking trails


Things to do

King's 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.

Horse riding across the site is only permitted with a valid TROT pass or membership. 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.

King's Wood has a range of public paths that run through the woodland. 

Nearby forests

Young family walking through the green forest

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. 


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.


Early morning mist rising up above the lake in autumn

Bedgebury is an award winning visitor attraction with something for everyone. Open all year, Bedgebury is the perfect place for healthy outdoor activity.

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.

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