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Hidden away behind St. Mary’s church, Platt Wood is a delightfully secluded area of hilltop woodland with an interesting variety of trees and rambling paths and open areas.
A walk through the beautifully-kept church graveyard will lead you to St. Mary’s slope, with steps that lead you up into the 43.4 acres of picturesque woodland. You can lose yourself in a maze of paths which weave between the tall thin trees, many of which are over 20 meters tall.
Platt Wood also contains a few specimens of Wellingtonia, a thick-trunked conifer introduced to the UK from North America in 1853. Great for walking, and including mature woodland, dense scrub and heathland, the wood also forms part of the Weald Way long distance path.
Easy access information
This park and open space contains uneven trails, un-surfaced or narrow pathways. Also, there are width restricting features, such as stiles and narrow gaps making it difficult for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs to access some parts of the site.