Woodland at The Kymin

Autumn leaves carpet the ground at the woodland on the Kymin © National Trust

Autumn leaves carpet the ground at the woodland on the Kymin

Roughly half of The Kymin is an area of semi-natural, broad leaved native woodland. This is dominated by beech and oak and  interspersed with a few Sycamore and Rowan.

Some of the trees at The Kymin were planted over 200 years ago to enhance the beauty of this hilltop site. Notably several Scots Pine trees were planted and these are of particular interest to our resident red wood-ants.

Neighbouring woods

To the north of here, you'll find Beaulieu Wood or Grove. This belongs to the Woodland Trust. It's mainly a conifer plantation that was planted in the 1950s and 1960S. There are also some areas of ancient semi-natural woodland at Beaulieu Wood.

Home to an array of British wildlife, it's the perfect place to spot the best of woodland birds and mammals.