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Kings Wood & Godinton House - South Eastern Division

  • Venue: am - Kings Wood, Challock, Kent,
  • Host: Courtesy of Forest Enterprise

King’s Wood is the largest of the FE woodlands in East Kent. As a public woodland it has to deliver multiple objectives under the umbrella of “People, Environment, and Timber”. Management of Sweet Chestnut coppice, Ride management, PAWS, woodland art and deer will all provide discussion points for the day.

  • Venue: pm - Godinton House, Kent 
  • Host: Courtesy of Godinton House Preservation Trust and Nick Sandford

In the afternoon we will visit Godinton House as guests of the Godinton House Preservation Trust.  Nick Sandford will lead us around the estate to look at some of the non forestry roles of trees in the landscape – fine veteran trees in a fantastic parkland setting, amenity planting, willow beds, the use of biomass for heating and chestnut coppice for fencing.

Please bring your own lunch, but tea coffee cake etc is available to buy at the stables.  Members will be able to visit the garden afterwards and while dogs on leads are allowed on the site visit, they aren’t allowed in the gardens.

For further information, please contact the Local Honorary Secretary: Kate Harris (



Most all-day meetings start at around 10:00 and end at around 16:00, but please check precise details with the Local Honorary Secretary.

RFS meetings take place out in the woods in all weathers. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Please be aware of your health and safety at all times. Do not take risks that could put you or  others in danger. Do not attempt to do anything that you do not feel confident  about. Please follow instructions.

RFS members are welcome to attend events in any Division.