King’s Wood in Challock, near Ashford, is an ancient woodland in the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty and is a 588ha of mixed conifer and broadleaf woodland, with highlights including the sweet chestnut coppice and beech woodland with bluebells displays in the Spring. It is home to fallow deer, adders, nightjars, green woodpeckers, as well as lesser and greater spotted woodpeckers, with walking trails and wood sculptures.

Opening Hours
At all times


Wye Station

666  from Faversham Station and Court Street, Ashford: Park Street and 667 from Canterbury & Charing

Additional Notes
The Stour Valley Creative Partnership oversees the artist elements that are incorporated in the wood, with sculpture trails and commissioned artworks in the woods.

Free Parking

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