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redwinnie
August 28, 2009, 3:02pm Report to Moderator

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"As an ancient woodland site, King's Wood is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. The main species of tree include Sweet Chestnut, Corsican Pine and Douglas Fir. To enjoy the best of the forest you may wish to take our Beech walk and see the unusual sculptures dotted around.
The Forest car park is well positioned for picnic areas and the children's play area. Designed for younger children, a number of unusual play structures have been created to represent creatures of the forest."

But enough of that old b*ll***s. It also has lots of tracks and trails through it that need to be explored.

Offical Site http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/Recreation.nsf/LUwebdocsBykey/EnglandKentNoForestKingsWood

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An old issue of singletrack has some routes for that area I will try and find the issue
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Il be keeping a close eye on this thread really want to see whats up there!
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Il be keeping a close eye on this thread really want to see whats up there!


Keep an "eye on", now that is lazy, you could be there in under half hour. (stating the obvious and saying so am I is not allowed)

Someone has already done the work and planned a couple or routes.

http://www.kent-trails.co.uk/Routes/Chilham/Chilham%20Start.htm
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Keep an "eye on", now that is lazy, you could be there in under half hour. (stating the obvious and saying so am I is not allowed)

Someone has already done the work and planned a couple or routes.

http://www.kent-trails.co.uk/Routes/Chilham/Chilham%20Start.htm



Well im busy this weekend and next week ... no doubt someone will get up there before me
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An old issue of singletrack has some routes for that area I will try and find the issue


It's the issue from March 2009 - found the cover on the interweb

http://www.singletrackworld.com/2009/03/singletrack-issue-48-on-sale-this-week/

"Route Guide: Kent - James Lyons rides some of the lesser-ridden corners of the South East."
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It was very similar to one of the KT rides, took in a Wye loop and the top of Kings Woods if I remember right


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It's the issue from March 2009 - found the cover on the interweb

http://www.singletrackworld.com/2009/03/singletrack-issue-48-on-sale-this-week/

"Route Guide: Kent - James Lyons rides some of the lesser-ridden corners of the South East."


I have the issue at home somewhere

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Keep an "eye on", now that is lazy, you could be there in under half hour. (stating the obvious and saying so am I is not allowed)

Someone has already done the work and planned a couple or routes.

http://www.kent-trails.co.uk/Routes/Chilham/Chilham%20Start.htm


I'm with Redwinnie here, get of your spreading arse, Steve and ride there!


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Si.Ozzy
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Hello All,

Just found this site and realised what i've been missing. I live in Ashford and have been riding Kings Wood for about 3 years now so know pretty much all the routes. There are some cracking bits of trail, we have a route we do thats about 9 miles long riding from the top car park.

Completely recommend it, there are some really fast sections of flowy single track, some steep climbs and fire road which runs around the woods. The odd deer running across in front of the trail intent on knocking you off always makes it interesting.

There is a route from the Warren, Ashford which rides up through the warren, bit of road, across some fields and up a horrible hill which leads into the back of the woods, nice ride round the woods then back the same way. There's a really long ride which goes from the Warren, up to the Glider club at Challock where theres a cracking bit of DH trail, then across the rural through Eastwell Manor then ride up to the woods, round that then back home. (very long ride which i've only been crazy enough to ride a handful of times).

What sort of length route you guys after ?, i can try and plot one on multimap or something or if your interested i wouldnt mind meeting up with a bunch of people and ill show you the route we ride, word of warning though i ride quite a heavy full sus bike so im not the fastest on the boring stuff.

Happy riding guys and keep the rubber side down.

Si


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A guided tour seems in order Si, several of the guy's on here have mentioned about Kingswood and it potential. Will have to meet soon before the weather gets too bad. Welcome to the Sketchy collective

Mike


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A guided tour seems in order Si, several of the guy's on here have mentioned about Kingswood and it potential. Will have to meet soon before the weather gets too bad. Welcome to the Sketchy collective

Mike


I agree, sounds like Kingswood tour is well over due.

p.s.  Welcome to SketchyMTB Si.  Hope to see you out on the trails soon.


I'm not new here...  I'm lazy!
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Quoted from Si.Ozzy
Hello All,

Just found this site and realised what i've been missing. I live in Ashford and have been riding Kings Wood for about 3 years now so know pretty much all the routes. There are some cracking bits of trail, we have a route we do thats about 9 miles long riding from the top car park.

Completely recommend it, there are some really fast sections of flowy single track, some steep climbs and fire road which runs around the woods. The odd deer running across in front of the trail intent on knocking you off always makes it interesting.

There is a route from the Warren, Ashford which rides up through the warren, bit of road, across some fields and up a horrible hill which leads into the back of the woods, nice ride round the woods then back the same way. There's a really long ride which goes from the Warren, up to the Glider club at Challock where theres a cracking bit of DH trail, then across the rural through Eastwell Manor then ride up to the woods, round that then back home. (very long ride which i've only been crazy enough to ride a handful of times).

What sort of length route you guys after ?, i can try and plot one on multimap or something or if your interested i wouldnt mind meeting up with a bunch of people and ill show you the route we ride, word of warning though i ride quite a heavy full sus bike so im not the fastest on the boring stuff.

Happy riding guys and keep the rubber side down.

Si
Welcome to the forum Si.  How long is the longer route, as i fancy giving that a go one day? Done bits of it before on a Kent Trails ride but no chance of me remembering it   And i also ride a tank, so we can potter up the hills together



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Yours may be a tank Andy,(it's not) but it's powered by something with inhumane legs Try riding my bling machine


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Yours may be a tank Andy,(it's not) but it's powered by something with inhumane legs Try riding my bling machine
Oh it is a tank, it weighs 34lbs



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