molash

As stated, the most important building in Molash is the Church but there are other aspects of the village and its surrounding area which also hold interest; for example: King's Wood. There are several houses which date from the 16th century or earlier.

But first, where is Molash?

This map shows you the (few) main buildings in Molash and two footpaths; one, by the side of the George Inn, leading to King's Wood.

Molash

This map shows you where Molash is - by clicking on these maps you can zoom in and out to place it within Kent, England and the British Isles.

 

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Google maps is also useful and gives good aerial views of Molash

This map shows the public footpaths around Molash:

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This map shows the parishes in Ashford Borough - Molash is at the top:

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King's Wood

King's Wood is a short walk from Molash using a footpath immediately to the north side of the George Inn or, south, down Pound Lane off the A252. King's Wood is owned by the Forestry Commission. Parking, main access on White Hill: from Challock village take the A251 towards Ashford. Turn left onto White Hill, signposted Wye. GR 024500

With such a regal name, it should come as no surprise that King's Wood was historically a royal hunting forest. The quarry pursued by the great and the good here were deer, and a large herd of fallow deer still run free in the wood. These days, King's Wood is largely owned and managed by the Forestry Commission. In addition to large stands of fast-growing conifers, there is extensive sweet chestnut coppice. Although timber production is important, management of the woodland is increasingly geared towards conservation as well. The bird life is rich, and this is also a good place to see fungi.

This large, attractive woodland is also an important recreation facility for the public. Visitors can walk right through the site, enjoying views across wooded valleys and the feeling of being in the middle of a really big forest. Walks are made easier by a waymarked trail starting at the car park. As well as enjoying the landscape and wildlife of the woodland along this route, visitors can see sculptures created by a variety of artists as part of the, now defunct. Stour Valley Arts Project. They range from Andy Frost's play sculptures and picnic furniture, a guaranteed hit with children to an avenue of 180 yew trees, planted in the year 2000 to be in alignment with the sunset on the summer solstice.

The Pilgrim's Way footpath to Canterbury runs through King's Wood along the ridge of the North Downs.


 
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