11.  Hargate Forest

Managed by the Woodland Trust, Hargate is a lovely hidden gem on the very edge of Tunbridge Wells.  With plenty of free, on-street parking on Broadwater Down there are two entrances leading into a mixture of pine forest walks along well designated paths, and more open grassland paths with stunning views towards the South Downs.  Relatively buggy friendly in summer, you might prefer an off-roading buggy during winter, but for walking kids of all ages, there are trees to climb, dens to explore and lots of lovely picnic spots.

Find more info here.


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12.  Tudeley Woods

Tudeley Woods is managed by the RSPB and a designated bird reserve.  Not great for buggies, but walking children and adults alike will love the circular walk from the car park through woodlands where you could spot a woodpecker or a mouse, and into meadowland where you might  just spy a grass snake or darting dragonflies.  The car park is open intermittently, but there is room on the road for a few cars.  Busier at weekends with dog walkers, a weekday trip is ideal.

Find out more here.

Millhole Woods

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Hurst Wood

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