Shorne Woods Country Park

Shorne Woods Country Park is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and has nearly 300 acres of woodland to explore and enjoy. Wild flowers abound in the coppice woodland and a network of ponds encourage lots of dragonflies.

Formerly part of the pleasure grounds of the Cobham Hall Estate, the park first opened to the public in 1987. It houses a magnificent sustainable Visitor Centre, with café, toilets, gift shop and visitor information, which is a great first stop to find out about all that the park has to offer. Out in the park, there are a huge variety of trails to explore, from the Trim Trail for those with fitness in mind to an Easy Access Trail for those less mobile. The park has two adventure play areas,(one of which is suitable for older children). Explore the park to find sculptures including a green man, a spider and a giant fist to name but a few.

A further 18km of trails are also open to the public. These include the Heritage Trail, passing some of the most interesting historical features of the park, such as the foundations of a ruined medieval manor house and former RAF air raid shelters from WWII; the Explorer Trail, a challenging route taking in some of the best wild flowers, fungi and wetland areas of the park; and the Darnley Trail, a 10km circular route for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians through Shorne Wood Country Park and out into the local area through Cobham Park and Ashenbank, skirting the edges of Ranscombe Farm and Jeskyns. 

There are some 'Trampers' mobility scooters available to hire for those who would like to get around the park but need some assistance. Users will need to attend a 20 - 25 minute induction course which is free of charge before they can use the scooters for the first time. Once this has been completed you can hire the Tramper for a £2 rental charge. Please call the park for further details.

Shorne Woods Country Park offers a great value day out for all.

Shorne Woods Country Park

Useful Information

Park open daily from 9am to dusk or 9pm (whichever is earliest).

Visitors Centre open daily from 10.00am to 5 pm
Cafe open daily from 10 - 5 in summer and 11 - 4 in winter
Free Entry

Car Park fee £2 all day, Monday to Friday and £3 weekends and bank holidays.
Annual Permit  £50

• Cafe
• Visitors Centre
• Toilet Facilities
• Trim Trail
• Childrens Play Area


Brewers Road
DA12 3HX

Signposted from the A2 at the Shorne/Cobham junction, just south of Gravesend

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Other Country Parks in the Kent Downs AONB are:
Brockhill Country Park
Lullingstone Country Park
Trosley Country Park
Camer Country Park

Further information can be found on:
Telephone: 03000 414747