Browsing local places within 5 miles of Howletts Wild Animal Park


Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island

Canterbury, CT2 8NL, miles, 6 km)

Whitehall Meadows and Bingley Island dates back to the Doomsday period. Today it is one of a few areas of riverside grassland that has not been treated with weedkillers or fertilisers, which means that a wide variety of species can thrive.

Larkey Valley Wood, Canterbury

Canterbury, CT4 7PQ, miles, 7 km)

This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.

Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Rough Common, Blean, Canterbury, CT2 9DD, miles, 8 km)

The Blean Woods National Nature Reserve is a wonderful place for quiet walks in beautiful ancient woodland.

Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffith, Natural England

Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, miles, 6 km)

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is a unique and beautiful area of wetland, internationally recognised as an important home to a rich variety of wildlife, especially birds. Image Stodmarsh Reserve © Emma Griffiths, Natural England

Hambrook Marshes, Canterbury

Canterbury, CT2 8NL, miles, 6 km)

Hambrook Marshes is set in the floodplain of the Great Stour in Wincheap, Canterbury. Offering opportunities for walking, cycling and birdwatching, the marshes are a place for the whole community.

Grove Ferry Picnic Site, Canterbury

Grove Road, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, miles, 8 km)

Grove Ferry Picnic Site is an ideal spot to watch the boats drift by and enjoy the wildlife on the river.


Chartham Hatch, Canterbury, CT4 7LS, Tel: 01622 662012, miles, 8 km)

Bigbury camp is a pre-Roman Iron Age hillfort in Howfield Wood. There is some evidence that Bigbury is the site of a battle recorded by Julius Caesar during his first visit to England in 55BC.

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