CHATTENDEN WOODS

 Chattenden Woods
Chattenden, Rochester, Kent
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Introduction

Chattenden woods is located near to the small village of Cliffe Woods on the Hoo Peninsula and is within easy access from the surrounding area and close to the M2 motorway.

These woods form a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is an important area of ancient woodland and rare grassland that is home to one of the largest populations of nightingales in the UK.  The site is also home to several badger families, several species of bat and many birds including three species of owl. 

This circular walk shown below takes you through the woodland paths along bridal paths and across fields.  During the winter and wet weather the walk can become particularly muddy so sturdy waterproof boots are recommended.

Chattenden Woods wide track

Parking Location

There are two parking locations: 

Address: Parkside Carpark, Parkside, Cliffe Woods, RochesterKent, ME3 8HX
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Address: Lodge Hill Lane, Chattenden, RochesterKent, ME3 8NZ
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General Information

The walk consists of three main areas that are partially fenced and away from main roads.

Distance:  Approx 4 Miles (6.4km)

Time:  Around 2 hours dependant on your pace.

Terrain:  A fairly flat walk but has one fairly steep descent as you enter Berry Court Wood and a fairly steep ascent as you re-enter the woods from the road.

Stiles:  2 – Easily passable for small to medium sized dogs

Dogs on Leads?:  Dogs should be kept under control in the woods and it is advisable to keep your dog on-lead past Lodge Hill Camp, in Berry Court Wood (Archery Club adjacent to the footpath), across the farm land and obviously along the road.

Parking: Free parking available in Lodge Hill Lane or Cliffe Woods village car park.

The Route

Click the walk title in the top right of the above window or clicking here will open the route on the AllTrails website or the mobile app.  You can then create a free account which will then allow you to follow the route as you walk on your mobile.  If you would rather not sign up to All trails free account and use another mapping app (such as OS Maps, Outdooractive or Komoot etc) on your phone then you can download the GPX file below and import this into your desired app inorder to follow the trail.

The Walk Details ...

A leaflet has been produced by ‘The Cliffe Community and Conservation Partnership’ which gives you lots of information and detailed directions for the circular walk and is well worth printing off and taking on the walk.

Below you can find some photographs we took whilst walking the route.

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