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Victory Wood | Things to do

Victory Wood

Victory Wood


Enjoy a historic walk in Victory Wood, planted to mark the 200th anniversary of Britain's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and named after the flagship of Nelson's fleet at Trafalgar, HMS Victory.

With breathtaking views across the Kent coastline and nearby Blean Woods, it is one of the largest areas of continuous ancient woodland in south east England at 11 square miles! 

All around Victory Wood there are a number of interpretative structures themed around the battle and the importance of woodlands. Look out for the full-scale footprint of the HMS Victory marked out using oak posts, and the ‘Discovery Trail’ that leads to eight of the enemy fleet, each marked out by evergreen oaks. At the top of the ridge (approx 1.4 km from the car park) is the Link Sculpture, a panoramic viewfinder – well worth the climb!

Whether you're walking your dog, bird watching, or strolling along the woodland paths, Victory Wood is always open for you to enjoy the changing seasons of the countryside.

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