High Weald

Introduction: These 2 adjoining woods are owned and managed by the Forestry Commission. Snape Wood is popular with local dog walkers, whilst Birchett's Wood, to the east, is less well visited.  A beautiful mosaic mix of pines (old and new), coppiced chestnuts, birch, oak and other native species all criss-crossed with a network of wide sandy paths edged with heather.

Location: 1 mile south of Wadhurst, on the Kent / East Sussex border.

What can I do? Explore the mixed woodland on the network of wide sandy paths edged with heather.

What can I see? There are far-reaching views across the High Weald from some locations within Snape Wood.

What can I hear? Listen out for many of the woodland birds that live in the woods.

Grid reference: TQ632304(OS Map)
OS Map: 136 (Explorer, 1:25,000)
Opening times: Open all year
Prices: Free

Nearest train station: Wadhurst, 2.2 miles
Nearest NCN route: Route 21 is 5.1 miles to the west, near Rotherfield.

Where can I park? Free car parking at the site

Where can I get further information? Please go to the Visit Woods website