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White Horse Wood is set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers beautiful countryside, local history and panoramic views.
The site hosts the medieval ruins of Thurnham Castle, which are easily explored. Within the park boundaries, there are also traces of an Iron Age settlement, providing even more historical interest. Documents from 1215 refer to the lands within the walls of the castle, which may indicate that the site was already in ruins by this time
A Site of Nature Conservation Interest, over 20,000 trees have recently been planted here including oak, ash, silver birch, wild cherry and crab apple. 5 hectares of land has also been seeded to create an area of open grassland.
Kent County Council bought the site in 2000 and the public woodland was created as part of the Millennium Projects Scheme to celebrate the turn of the century.