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Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

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Blean Woods National Nature Reserve

Address

Rough Common,
Blean,
Canterbury,
CT2 9DD

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 9 Jul Butterfly Walk

Details

Blean Woods National Nature Reserve are the largest in Kent and, in addition to their intrinsic interest as ancient woodlands they surround a number of attractive villages with pubs, where you can eat and drink, places to visit.

Situated between Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and Faversham, the Blean Woods National Nature Reserve covers an area of 11 square miles and is one of the most distinctive areas of ancient woodland in England, more than half of which is nationally recognised as being important for wildlife. The character of the Blean Woods National Nature Reserve changes dramatically throughout the seasons making it a wonderful place to visit at any time of year and with a network of pathways stretching 120 miles (and plenty of promoted routes), it's a fantastic area for walking alongside plenty of other outdoor activities including cycling, wildlife watching and horse riding.

Picnic site

Dogs accepted

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

Opening details

8am to 9pm.

Prices

Free entry

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.

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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

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