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Things to do in densole: Reinden woods walk

Have a wonderful walk then come join us for a delicious lunch washed down by your favourite tipple!

Situated within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Reinden Wood is an important habitat for woodland plants and butterflies.

Walk description

This scenic walk was developed in conjunction with White Cliffs Countryside Project.

Follow the Reinden Wood finger posts along the route. From the car park A (GR 213 409), follow the bridleway northwards to the edge of the wood B (GR 214 413). On meeting a gravelly/ semi metalled track, turn left and continue to follow the edge of the woodland. After about 1km, C (GR 219 421) follow the path, right back into the wood, down a narrow track. At D (GR 222 420) take the left fork and follow the path southwestwards. When you reach the edge of the wood, follow the waymarkers, directing you back to the carpark A (GR 213 409).


Information boards along the walk provide a description of points of interest in the woods, including:

• Nightingales nesting in the woodland.

• Remains of surface air raid shelters, part of a Second World War military village.

Restrictions / access times

Reinden Wood Densole is part of the Dry Training Areas and access to the walk is available at all times. The path is a combination of public bridleway and permissive paths agreed with the MOD. It is possible that you will meet military personnel/vehicles engaging in military activities or the estate staff carrying out forestry activities. The land is used for tactical training, using blank ammunition and pyrotechnics, so be prepared for sudden noise.


• Remain on the marked path to avoid interfering with military exercises

• Take notice of any signs along the walk

• Don’t touch any unfamiliar objects

Local facilities

There are car parking facilities at the start of the walk A, just off the A260 between Hawkinge and Densole.

The Black Horse pub!

Black Horse Pub Densole OPen Fire
What better way to end your walk?


  • Lovely dog walking area and lots of wildlife. Very pretty.

  • Great place to walk you dog or just go for a quiet walk

  • This is a nice little forest. You'll find a variety of trees here. Great for walks. There are some educational boards along the way. The small parking lot can get full on weekends. You can do a circular path or venture off to the countryside. Good for biking and horse riding too.

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