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White Horse Wood, Kent County Council’s newest country park, is set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers beautiful countryside, local history and panoramic views.
The site hosts the medieval ruins of Thurnham Castle, which are easily explored. Within the park boundaries there are also traces of an Iron Age settlement, providing even more historical interest. Alongside this the site has some very unique sculptures to commemorate and remember our wonderful ash trees. The ash sculptures were sadly felled by Storm Eunice in February 2022 and are still visible but no longer standing. #AshDieBack
A Site of Nature Conservation Interest, over 20,000 trees have recently been planted here including oak, ash, silver birch, wild cherry and crab apple. Five hectares of land has also been seeded to create an area of open grassland.
The improvements will in time create an important habitat for a variety of unusual flora and fauna, further boosting Kent’s natural heritage.
There is an easy access route around the park, perfect for wheelchairs and pushchairs, from which you can enjoy the amazing views. The park lies along the North Downs Way, providing pleasant walks over to The Larches, another important public open space.
Easy access information
This park and open space has at least one accessible route but otherwise is considered to be less suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs.