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Smarden Parish Council

Dering Woods

DERING WOODS:  semi-ancient woodland which lies between Smarden, Egerton and Pluckley. Rich in wildlife and plantlife, the woods are the perfect place to walk or ride.   The woods are owned by the Woodland Trust:  


Visitors are very welcome to walk in the woods but the following rules apply

  • no camping
  • no fires
  • no barbecues
  • mountain biking
  • parking after dusk (car park closes at 9.00 p.m.)
  • no anti-social behaviour

Dering Woods are patrolled by Right Guard Security Services.  To report incidents of anti-social behaviour phone:

  • Right Guard Security 07808 571553 or
  • Kent Police 101 or
  • Woodland Trust 01476 581111