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Whitstable, CT5 4FJ, Tel: 01227 862000, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/duncan-down-village-green/
Duncan Down is the largest open space in Whitstable. Originally earmarked for housing in the 1930s, the land is now protected as a Village Green, providing opportunities for local people to relax and enjoy wildlife.
Off Whitehall Road, Canterbury, CT2 8NL, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/whitehall-meadows-bingley-island/
This area dates back to the Doomsday period. Today, it is one of few areas of riverside grassland that has not been treated with weedkillers or fertilisers, which means that a wide variety of species can thrive.
Canterbury Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7TY, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/curtis-wood-park/
Curtis Wood Park is an informal area of protected open space situated on the outskirts of Herne. The site provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of semi-natural habitats in a relaxed and pleasant setting.
Yorkletts, Whitstable, Kent, ME13 9EN, Email, www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood-information/victory-wood/
This is a place for a great walk set on the edge of the Blean Woodland area. See a wood with a difference! This is the Flagship Site, one of 33 woods plant around the UK, for the Trafalgar Woods Project to commemorate the 200th anniversary.
Cockering Road, Canterbury, CT1 3UP, Tel: 01227 862190, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/larkey-valley-wood/
This beautiful ancient 45-hectare woodland has spectacular displays of wildflower including many species of orchid.
Whitehall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BQ, Tel: 01227 844479, www.sekgroup.org.uk/ket
Set in the floodplan of the Great Stour just outside Canterbury, Hambrook Marshes is in an area of natural marshland located adjacent to the Riverside Retail Park in Wincheap.
Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS, Tel: 01227 740676, Email, www.canterbury.gov.uk/leisure-countryside/countryside/places-to-visit/reculver-country-park/
The twin towers of St Mary's Church are a distinctive feature of the north Kent coast. They are visible for miles around, guiding visitors as they have guided sailors for centuries. But there is much more to Reculver than the towers...
New Road, Rough Common, Canterbury, CT2 9DB, www.theblean.co.uk
Blean Woods 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.
Stodmarsh, Canterbury, CT3 4BP, Tel: 0300 0600 4763, www.naturalengland.org.uk
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
Grove Ferry is an ideal spot for picnicking in the meadows, or fishing in the River Stour. It is a good base for the Stour Valley Walk, the Saxon Shore Way or Wantsum Walks, and is adjacent to Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve.