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    Walking Route

    The Blean Ancient Woodland, Canterbury

    The Blean Ancient Woodland, Canterbury


    New Road,
    Rough Common,
    CT2 9DB

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Sat 17 Oct A Speech of Birds


    This walk through ancient woodland crosses an old droveway before entering open countryside that has wide views across the Swale estuary. Kent Wildlife Trust owns and manage much of the woodland.

    The walk has stiles, bridges and some moderate gradients. The Blean is on heavy clay in places so can get wet and muddy - boots are recommended. Please note that dogs must be kept under close control at all times. The public footpath should remain as published on the leaflet but please be aware that The Blean is a working landscape and features change from time to time.

    Total Distance: 5.5km (3.5 miles)

    Start Point
    Herne Common, Anemone Way of A291 (800m south-west of Herne village) TR 175651, opposite The First & Last Pub,

    By Bus
    Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay triangle buses no's 4 or 6 depending on direction. Visit or telephone 0871 200 2233.

    OS map Explorer TM 150 Canterbury & the Isle of Thanet.

    Duration: Allow 1.5 to 2 hours walking time

    Miles: 4

    Dogs accepted


    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted



    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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