VICTORY WOOD

 Victory Wood
Yorkletts, Nr. Whitstable, Kent
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Introduction

Victory Wood was planted back in 2005 with the aim to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and covers around 140 hectares.  The woodland has some great views across Kent and is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). 

A surfaced pathway leads from the car park to the victory footprint but all other footpaths are grass or woodland track which can become muddy and slippery in wet weather. 

Parking Location

Address: Dargate Road, Yorkletts,Nr. Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3AH
 what3words:  ///lands.unsettled.figure 

General Information

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

Distance: Circular walk is around 4.0km (2.5 Miles)

Time:  Approx. an hour dependant on pace.

Terrain:  The walk takes you across wide grassland paths and through woodland tracks.  Some steep ascent and decents exist on unmade footpaths so can be very muddy during the winter and wet weather.

Stiles:  None.  Only kissing gates.

Dogs on leads?:  Dogs allowed off lead.

Dog Bins:  Yes.

Parking:  Free parking in the Woodland Trust 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 ...

Victory Wood hosts numerous foot paths and tracks for you to explore but for our first visit we decided to head up towards the Sculpture and admire the view.

  1. We started our walk by heading out the carpark and past the sculpture following the sign posts to the Victory foot print.
  2.  At the footprint turn right and head down the long grass pathway towards the canon ball and then pass through the kissing gate.
  3. Head across the next meadow to another kissing gate and carry on until you reach a footpath on your right.
  4. Take this path and head up towards the sculpture at the top and admire the view.
  5. From the Sculpture carry on down the footpath going strih=ght over at the footpath cross roads.
  6. When you reach the T junction turn left and continue to the next junction and turn right.
  7. Follow this path round to the right and follow all the way back to the car park. 

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