There are several 'painted rocks' hidden in the forest. Children will love finding them!

There are four, well-signposted routes to choose from, which make a walk here super easy for families!

* Letter way-marks state the distance in each direction to the end of

   each trail

* Several ponds (two are great for pond dipping)!

* Paradise for tree-climbing kids 

* Wheelchair-friendly route

* Rope swings

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Key Info



Suitable for: 


Peartree Lane, Bexhill-on-Sea, E. Sussex, TN39 4RA


Free parking (inc. dedicated disabled space)



Choose from: 0.4 mile (wheelchair-friendly route; Green), 0.9 mile (Red), 1.1 mile (Blue) or 1.3 mile (White) routes.


Dawn to dusk

Highwoods is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and there are information boards dotted around the woods giving insight into the flora and fauna to be found

The Green route (also known as the Humphry Smith Trail) is surfaced (compacted stone) and wheelchair-friendly. The red route is also wheelchair accessible in part. Head in anti-clockwise direction from the car park, following way-marks Z-Q. There is a sign at the pond (Q) stating that the rest of the route is unsuitable for wheelchairs.

When dry underfoot, the Red route should be accessible for pushchairs. Be aware that there are a few shallow steps en route (by way-mark H), and the path is unsurfaced in places.

We advise wearing wellies during the wet, winter months (or after periods of heavy rain), when tackling the Red, White and Blue routes. 

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