Beacon Wood, Kent

This is not the Beacon Woods near Ashford, but the one near Dartford. It’s a small wood with picnic tables near the car park. It was a clay pit and opened as a public area 20 years ago. Areas of new growth are more open but there are older, shadier areas (with bluebells in April). There are a couple ponds but they were dry when we visited today. The walk is slightly hilly in some areas, steps provided. It’s main path, the red route, is a 30 minute walk through most of the park.



  • OK after wet weather – yes
  • Parking fee – yes, £1
  • Toilets – no
  • Café – no


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