This beautiful forest is just next to Groombridge within High Weald, which has been officially designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.
With an easy access trail where you can take in the beautiful scenery of South England, as well as spots to enjoy a picnic and even have a barbeque, it’s a great place to spend a sunny day out.
A forest for everyone
Birchden Forest really is somewhere that everyone will enjoy.
The walking trail takes you through the woodlands full of gorgeous beech trees, and it’s easy access too, meaning you’ll have no problem doing it no matter your age or ability.
Along the trail, you’ll find cool sculptures relating to the local area where you can rest and learn all about the history of this place.
Picnics and barbeques
At Birchden Forest, you’ll also find a picnic area and a fixed barbeque.
This tranquil outdoor setting is a great place to have your lunch or dinner, and you don’t need to worry about booking since the barbeque is free to use while not occupied.
What better way to enjoy a sandwich or a burger than in a sunny grassy clearing surrounded by lush forest?
Beyond the woods
While you’re in the area, there’s plenty of other stuff to see and do around Birchden Forest.
Broadwater Warren is a nearby nature reserve you can also explore where you might see rare species of birds, and there’s plenty to do in the picturesque town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Just a stone’s throw away from the forest, you'll find Harrison’s Rocks - a stunning sandstone crag that’s perfect for climbers.
If you’re a thrill-seeker, don’t miss out on a chance to tackle this outdoor climbing adventure!
The village of Groombridge, less than a mile away from the forest, is the home of Groombridge Place Estates.
These are utterly gorgeous gardens in a country house estate where you can see amazing birds of prey and visit the enchanted forest.
Birchden Wood is a wonderful place to go if you’re in the mood for an outdoor family meal or a peaceful walk, and there’s loads to do nearby.
Getting there is easy and the car park is open nearly all day, so why not plan a day out to this fantastic forest?
Paid parking, Toilets