King's Wood

King's Wood, Challock: Address, Phone Number, King's Wood Reviews: 4.5/5

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138Paul138
Canterbury, UK708 contributions
Fabulous Bluebells
May 2021 • Friends
Located off the A251 Challock on a road known as Whitehill. Free car parking, but it does get busy especially when the Bluebells are in full bloom. There is an information board showing a map and giving general information on the woodland. The major paths are well maintained, even surfaced and wide. You can easily wander around for a couple of hours. Some picnic style seating is available in the car park. Loads of space for kids and dogs to run around.
Written May 9, 2021
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Zot
154 contributions
Very big place!
Aug 2020 • Family
Car park was easy to find, big and free. There is also a smaller car park further along the road. There is a sculpture trail to follow and this was very poorly sign posted as the sign posts are very sparsely placed and we only found one sculpture, after which point we could no longer find anymore sign posts! Luckily I have a “find my car” app on my phone that I can use to bring me back to the car park as we were very far into the heart of the woods by this point and it would have been hard to find the way back without this app as the sign posts are so poor. This aside it is a lovely woods. My daughters found a tree swing which they enjoyed playing on. Another downside is that there are no benches to sit on at all. We had to sit on a large tree stump to have a picnic! I didn’t see one dog poo bin either. We were in the woods for 3 hours. We will return however as it is a nice place to explore
Written August 31, 2020
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Humfree3
Deal, UK40 contributions
Enjoyable, peacful place to walk
Jun 2020
We enjoyed a lovely afternoon walk here on a very hot day in June 2020 (it was bliss not to be in full sun!) The woods are extensive and the car park is free (if a bit rough). However, I agree that the signage is very poor. We tried to follow the sculpture trail but certain junctions were very unclear and I only saw 1 sculpture. I would have liked more waymarked foot trails actually through the woods rather than following lanes/bridleways most of the way (not sure if we were supposed to but as I said, the signage is poor 0 and how do you tell the difference between red and orange trails on weathered posts?!) Directions to the car park were also less than obvious. In some ways I'm glad it's not easier to find as it means it wasn't busy, and I will go again, but next time I'm taking an OS map and compass!
Written July 21, 2020
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mysteryshopmaster
kent7 contributions
Really bad signage...
Jun 2020
Went twice... got lost... twice.

Signage needs to be improved. Trying to follow the sculpture trail is near impossible and we managed to see just one sculpture. I took a picture of the map in the car park the second time, which made zero difference. Still got lost. There are actually much better walks to go on locally, following bridal ways and public footpaths. After you’ve seen a few trees... a wood’s just a wood.
Written June 11, 2020
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Holly Dolly
London, UK200 contributions
The most beautiful woodland ever.
May 2020 • Family
We visited here and it is absolutely beautiful. One of the most beautiful woods I have ever been to. We took our two dogs the only thing that would improve the walks would be dog waste bins, we didn’t see one at all. It was a glorious day, we walked 3 miles and we will def be returning.
Written June 2, 2020
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Margo Woollard
Ashford, UK115 contributions
Lovely woods!
Jan 2020
Well kept woods with lots of walk ways. There is a large sculpture in the woods which is worth the walk. The car park has a few potholes which needs to be avoided but overall very well kept!
Written February 6, 2020
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Mike K
London, UK8 contributions
Not a lot of places like that left in Kent!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Me an my missus walked for 2h and met only 1 couple despite few cars parked in the car park on Saturday morning. Peaceful...
Written January 6, 2020
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KEITH H
Whitstable, UK2 contributions
Fantastic setting but the signage is absolutely terrible.How hard can it be to put this right???
Dec 2019
Have visited this place on 5 occasions with dogs and have been lost every time. The signposting is probably the worst I have experienced. How hard can it be to get a major but easily corrected point right. !!!!
Written December 30, 2019
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500mrsmc
Berkshire, UK4 contributions
Lovely place for a day of walking
Oct 2019 • Family
Huge place with lots of walking paths for the family. We spent 4 hours there and could have made a day of it had we packed a picnic. Lovely autumn day out.
Written October 31, 2019
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davelanders2017
Chatham, UK127 contributions
2nd visit, got lost LOL
Oct 2019
Went here in the late spring with a group of 45 old strollers, lead by someone who new where they were going, absolutely beautiful with the most Blue bells I have ever seen.
2nd visit was after a spell of heavy rain a few days before, very wet underfoot so wellies /appropriate footwear would have been wise. My wife took a photo of the map in the car park, however what with walkers making there own pathways this made it difficult to follow and consequently it was still easy to get lost.
Get the signage sorted and a great place to go.
Written October 23, 2019
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