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Walking Route

The Blean Ancient Woodland, Canterbury

The Blean Ancient Woodland, Canterbury


This walk follows the route of old droveways through ancient woodland before returning through open fields and historic farmsteads of the Sarre Penn Valley. Kent Wildlife Trust now own and mange much of the woodland.

The walk has stiles, steps and some moderate gradient. The Blean is on heavy clay so can get wet and very muddy - boots are recommended. Please note that dogs must be kept under close control at all times.

Total Distance: 14km (8.5 miles)

Start Point
Herne Common, Anemone Way (A291) TR175651
Tyler Hill, Recreation Ground, Summer Lane TR141609
Broad Oak, Mayton Lane, TR167615

By bus
Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay triangle bus no's 4 or 6 depending on direction. Visit or telephone 0781 200 2233.

OS map Explorer 150 Canterbury & the Isle of Thanet.

Duration: Allow 6 hours walking time

Miles: 8

Dogs accepted



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Map reference: TR 084603  Lat: 51.30453 Long: 0.98841

The Blean has a number of free car parks.


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