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Clowes Wood Stile Free Trail
Clowes Wood Stile Free TrailDownload
Route type
3.2 mi5.15 km
Start postcode
Kentish Stour
Nearest train station
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Our stile free routes are suitable for a wide range of users including those in mobility scooters and families with younger children.

At Explore Kent, we aim to provide detailed information about our routes to give you a clear idea of what to expect. Please be mindful that our stile free routes are located in the countryside and the path surfaces can be adversely affected by poor weather conditions. Certain routes may be better suited for wheelchairs with wider wheels, as they can handle the terrain more easily compared to other wheelchairs. We encourage you to read about the trails, and to assess them if you feel confident in completing them yourself.

If you would like more information on accessibility, please email


Route information:

Clowe’s Wood is a pretty area of woodland within easy reach of Whitstable. The wood is managed by Forestry England and features a network of paths, which are ideal for exploring. This walk is one of our Stile Free routes, suitable for pushchair and wheelchair users with wide tyres due to the gravel terrain with occasional stones up to 45mm. Please be aware the car park has uneven terrain.


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Step by step guide

Follow the path at the far end of the car park through the accessible barrier and into the woodland. The path is shared with cyclists and horse riders.

At the crossroads turn left and continue on this path for some time until you reach the T junction.

At the T junction turn right and continue ahead for a short while to the first turning on your left.

Turn left and continue ahead to the next junction.

At the junction turn left (sign posted Crab and Winkle, National Route 1) and continue ahead on the surfaced path. The path now opens up each side to farmland and eventually reaches a small farm road.

At this point you can continue for some distance on the path towards Canterbury or retrace your footsteps back to Clowes Wood car park.

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