Victory Wood

"Where History Meets Nature"

Whether you're walking your dog, bird watching, or strolling along the woodland paths, Victory Wood is always open for you to enjoy the changing seasons of the countryside.

Victory Woods is the flagship site of the Woodland Trust's Trafalgar Woods project which in 2005 marked the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. "Victory Woods" received it's name following the flagship of Nelson's fleet at Trafalgar, HMS Victory.

Victory Wood is a 140-hectare (350-acre) site on the western edge of the Blean complex - one of the largest areas of continuous ancient woodland in South East England at 11 square miles, arching over the north of Canterbury.

Within this woodland are permissive paths and areas left unplanted to maintain views and for non-woodland habitats. Outside of the woodland, to the north of the site, is a new lowland wood pasture habitat which will develop through the use of livestock to form a mosaic of grazed pasture; thickets of blackthorn and hawthorn; and individual and groups of trees.

There are also Trafalgar Sculptures scattered around, so make sure you look out for the Sculpture of Nelson, The Victory Footprint, The Trafalgar Battle, Link sculpture with its panoramic viewfinder, The Trafalgar Groves and the Cold War Bunker.


194 Dargate Road


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