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The Blean Ancient Woodland, Canterbury

The Blean Ancient Woodland, Canterbury


This walk passes through ancient woodlands including Bossenden Wood, the scene of the last armed uprising on English soil. The woods are now part of Blean Woods National Nature Reserve managed by the RSPB.

The walk is relatively flat but The Blean is on heavy clay so can get wet and very muddy - boots are recommended. Please note that dogs are not allowed in this section of the woods but do look at the website for alternative walks where dogs are welcome.

Total distance: 7km (4.5 miles).

Start Point
The Red Lion public house, Dunkirk, 01227 750 224 (Grid Ref TR085588).

By Bus
Canterbury - Faversham. Monday to Saturday No. 3 or 3A. Sunday No. 335. Visit or telephone 0871 200 2233.

By Car
From Canterbury, on the A2 London bound follow signposts to Dunkirk. From Faversham, on the A2 Canterbury bound, follow signs for Boughton and drive through the village to Dunkirk.

OS map Explore TM 149 Sittingbourne and Faversham 1:25000 scale.

For more information and maps please visit the website.

Walk Route: Dunkirk and Denstroude

Duration: Allow 2.5 hours

Miles: 4



See location of The Blean Woods on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 084603  Lat: 51.30453 Long: 0.98841

The Blean has a number of free car parks.

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