11. Perry Wood

Perry Wood is a truly unique spot with jutting mounds of sand and heathland wildlife amid the rolling chalk of the Downs. Its position in the landscape with fantastic views to the coast and countryside means that it has a rich history. The view point called The Mount was used as part of a semaphore chain, sending messages from London to the Kent ports.

The woods can be explored by following the carved posts leading from the car park marking out the various routes around the woodland. There is a short easy access route with handrails, and more adventurous routes up and down the steep slopes of the woodland. Look out for carvings of a fly agaric, beech, badger, scots pine, birch, rowan, fox, holly and ivy, sweet chestnut, owl, heather and oak.

 Walking routes nearby

Start your walk at the carpark, carefully cross the road and follow the carved fingerposts which will lead you through the woods, around the side of Windmill Hill (though there is no longer a windmill on site) then down to the Rose and Crown pub where you could stop for refreshments before following the fingerposts back to the car park

Further information

Perry Wood
ME13 9RN

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