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Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Details

This area was infamous for harbouring smugglers and minor criminals during the small uprising in the 1800s, although the area soon became a small settlement of families benefiting from the timber trade.

Route type: Circular
Distance: 4.5 miles | 7.24 km
Start postcode: ME13 9LL

For more information on this and other walks, as well as maps, please visit the Explore Kent website.

Picnic site

Parking | Dogs Allowed | Rest Point | Wheelchair Friendly | Waymarked Trails | Geocaching

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TR 121593  Lat: 51.29415 Long: 1.04083

By car: From Canterbury take the A290, Whitstable Road. After 1.5 miles, turn left, signposted Rough Common, then follow the signpost for the reserve on your right.

By train: Canterbury West (1.7 miles), Canterbury East (2.4 miles)

By bus: Route number 3B from Canterbury passes close to the site.

By bike: National Cycle Route 1 passes close to the site.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site

Parking | Dogs Allowed | Rest Point | Wheelchair Friendly | Waymarked Trails | Geocaching

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