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“Peace, peace and more peace.”
Review of King's Wood

King's Wood
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Challock
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Yes there is peace by the bucketload in Kings Wood so please do not visit this bit of heaven!
I live locally and visit the woods most days with my dogs in tow. Midweek it is great as walkers are few and far between and it allows us to sit quietly (even the dogs) in hidden spots that we know and watch deer wandering by. There are plenty of deer here but if there are too many visitors the deer clear off and hide in the denser parts of the forest.
You can quite easily get lost in the woodlands if you stray from the paths so be careful to keep your bearings. We never have to enter by the car park in White Hill thank God as it can get crowded at peak times.
There is also a wide variety of birds, including buzzards, fluttering around the area and a smattering of artwork in different forms dotted around the forest - it's a big place!
King's Wood is also visited by big cats thought to be leopards who use it as a restaurant and will take deer. We have found remnants of carcasses and many people have reported sightings of big cats though you will be very lucky to see one as they will see/smell you first and slink into the dense undergrowth. Be warned! Keep an eye on your dog if it is off the lead.
In April/May time the forest comes alive with thick carpets of bluebells creating a magical sight. If you visit at that time then look but not pick please.
I don't know why I am telling you all this because I really want the keep Kings Wood a secret but if you must come then please respect the environment and take your rubbish home and also not walk around shouting your head off ..... some oiks have been known to do that.

2  Thank bigboyKent
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We were searching for places a little different to go running in and we came across this place on here; what a find!

The place is peaceful and very beautiful. There were people ridding bikes, walking as couples, walking their dogs or as families......basically there is something there for everyone. It's very quiet and relaxing and fantastic place to get a good 7-8 mile run out without being bored of your surroundings.

The tracks are man made dirt tracks so good for long distances and there are some 'off-road' tracks as well

I don't know if there is any food places etc (I presume there is) but we just went there to run.

Thank Matt D
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Cheeky beggers, didnt see one but judging by the tracks they were following us around the woods!!!

Lovely wood to walk in!

Beware of the carparks after dark, strange people flashing head lights at you, offering in car entertainment...........................................................

Thank 8x1rob
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The woods are close to where I live so I go here regualry to get some mountain bike training and running in. There are some big main tracks which are graveled, and lots of other paths/footpaths/tracks that you can go down. I always see deer, and even when it's busy with people it never feels busy when you're out in the woods. There are no designated mountain bike tracks, but its good for a ride as you can make a day of it if you take an ordance survey map so you can plan a route. Its easy to get lost in here if you don't pay attention to where your going/come from! There is a main car park at the top of White Hill road which has an overhead barrier, and there is a smaller car park further down the road where higher vehicles can park as there is no overhead barrier here. Don't come when it gets dark as it is a notorious dogging spot!!

1  Thank lazylurcher
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Kingswood is most glorious whatever the weather and in all seasons. You can walk for hours and often see no one else. As a working forest it is managed with great sensitivity. What I cant understand is how some dog owners clear up poo into poo bags and then leave the bags in the forest, sometimes hanging on branches. Do these people think the poo fairy exists or do they think the bag and contents will rot down in a few hours?

Thank Boblamoon
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