Hemsted Forest

Hemsted Forest


Hemsted Forest, mainly comprised of coniferous trees, provides a lovely background for relaxing walks.

The site is particularly popular with dog walkers and horse riders.A walk of 3.8 miles (6km) follows the forest road. The paths are wide but with continual climbs and descents for the first half of the walk, including a slope up from the car park entrance to the start of the walk. The hard stone surface - which generally diminishes in quality after the farmhouse - is coarse in places, with occasional potholes and cross slopes. Hemsted is a working forest, so please obey all warning signs.

Opening times

Open all the time



Cycling and riding are allowed. There is parking. Visitor guides are available. There are no toilets.

Paths are largely suitable for electric scooters.

The nearest train station is Headcorn (6 miles).

Hemsted Forest is managed by the Forestry Commission.


Hemsted Forest

Bedgebury Office



TN17 2SL

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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015