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The Blean - Canterbury's Ancient Woodland

The Blean is the area of woodland, countryside and villages between the cathedral city of Canterbury and the towns of Faversham, Whitstable and Herne Bay. For a thousand years The Blean has remained one of the largest and most distinctive areas of woodland in the south east, covering some 300 hectares - over 11 square miles. Not only is most of this classified as 'ancient woodland' but over half is recognised as being nationally and even internationally important for wildlife.

Holidaymakers learning about the landscapes of The Blean

Outdoors Break

Enjoy walking? Come and trek the footpaths and waymarked routes of The Blean criss-crossing the area. Read more
The Wildart Trail in The Blean's Herneden Woods

Pick 'n' Mix Break

A country break in The Blean offers the perfect woodland escape - take a look at their range of activities. Read more

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