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Notice: The Mausoleum & South Lodge are now closed for the winter.
Restored 18th-century mausoleum, set in peaceful woodland
Follow in the footsteps of the Darnley family, original owners of Cobham Wood & Mausoleum, and walk through the peaceful ancient cattle grazed woodland, once part of their extensive Cobham Hall estate, and view the beautifully restored mausoleum designed by James Wyatt.
The managed wood pasture at Cobham is historically significant as it is considered by many to be the closest type of landscape in lowland Britain to that which existed in prehistoric times. Set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) the site is also classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the rarity of the wood pasture habitat.
Grazing cattle have been introduced to help restore the woodland pasture, enabling the mosaic of grasses, herbaceous plants and scrub, which are characteristic of this important environment, to re-establish.