Cobham Wood is 165 acres of restored wood pasture located within Historic Cobham Park, and is home to the Grade I listed Darnley Mausoleum, originally completed in 1786 as the intended resting place of the 3rd Earl. It is renowned for the sifnificance of its veteran trees, historic woodland pasture, former deer park, glades and rides. Archaeologically and biologically significant, providing long continuity back to Britain's 'Wild Wood' rich in lichens, fungi and deadwood invertebrates. Cobham is one of the very few ancient wood pastures still retaining its full structure of open grassland, bramble and hawthorn clumps and scattered ancient trees.Visitors can also experience stunning views of the Thames Estuary, the North Downs, and the Elizabethan Cobham Hall (now a private school).
Free entry to woodland. The Darnley Mausoleum will be open to visitors from Sunday 5th April 2014
• Waymarked trails
• No wcs available
• Dogs welcome under control in the wood (stock grazing)
Location -By car access is best from Cobham Village (just off A2). Information boards located at South Lodge at the end of Lodge Lane (east of the village) Can also enter via public footpaths from Cuxton or Strood. No vehicular access to property.
For further information about Cobham Wood and the Mausoleum contact the National Trust at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cobham-wood