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Paraker Wood

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Nature & Wildlife

An ancient woodland set back from the seafront in the Seabrook Valley near Folkestone, Paraker Wood benefits from colourful displays of wildflowers in spring.

The steep sides of Paraker Wood Pocket Park rise up from the coast as part of the Seabrook Valley, which leads from the sea up to Cheriton, and to the high fields which border it on its northern side. Owned by Folkestone & Hythe District Council, the wood is managed with the assistance of the White Cliffs Countryside Project, and there are walks through the wood on both public footpaths and permissive paths. Visitors should note that the steps leading up to the higher footpaths become very muddy in winter. The woods are an excellent spot for birdlife, nightingales can sometimes be heard in the woods on summer evenings, while green woodpeckers, nuthatches and warblers are more common visitors.
The woods are also used as a military training ground and visitors are asked to keep to the marked paths.


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Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
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