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RSPB Reserve Blean Woods

Church Wood, Rough Common Road | Rough Common, Canterbury CT2 9DD, England
07770 683971
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Ranked #7 of 52 attractions in Canterbury
Type: Forests
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Blean Woods are located just a couple of miles outside Canterbury. There are various well-signed posted walks in the woods; the shortest of which takes about 45 minutes along which dogs are permitted. Other walks dogs are prohibited. There are beautiful canopies of majestic ancient trees through which we had a lovely walk with birdsong.

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Canterbury UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Hundreds of acres of native broadleaf trees, with the most magnificent display of bluebells at this time of the year. The rare heath fritillary butterfly is a feature, as are the nightingales, woodcock, nightjar and a wealth of songbirds. A well defined network of public rights of way add to the pleasure of this place

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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99 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I feel so privileged to live close enough to this reserve to come here every week or so. I return home reinvigorated and with a sense that all is well with the world.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We visited Blean Woods today and enjoyed a very peaceful Walk in the woods. There were spring flowers in bloom including primroses, wood anemone and marsh marigolds. The sun was shining, the paths were not too muddy and there was a chorus of bird song. It was a lovely visit and we even saw a green woodpecker fly across the... More

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Cambridge
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Sadly we only saw 2 pigeons when we went! Having said that, the lack of wildlife was really not an issue as we followed the 7 mile marked route and it was a lovely walk in a beautiful and very varied woodland. It was lovely

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We did the whole Blean 25 mile circular walk over a weekend. We had great weather which was a bonus but maybe it was the weather that caused the growth of all the brambles and nettles along the way. In parts the path was squeezed in between a hedge and a e.g. a fenced off sports pitch and there was... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I felt safe, being a long way from home! Hugging trees and walking miles, great for adventures with little ones and teenagers, soooo big you wouldn't have to listen to them moan! Dogs would love it too. I went alone away from kids and grandkids, didn't even take the dogs. Great for reflecting, people watching and re-energising self... Loved it,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Very lucky to live near these woods. Routes are marked out short route about half hour, then red route about 3 miles, I often run this in the summer. Then a black route about 7 miles. Not a bird watcher but just wonderful to loose your self in the woods. There is route also for dog walkers so they do... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Beautiful scenery with big and exciting tree to admire. Such a peaceful place to be to get away from it all.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We went for a walk along the brown trail with my toddler. It is long enough for little legs and not too difficult. Will have to go back in Bluebell season as I imagine it will be picturesque! Only 4 stars as there are no facilities here and the so called picnic area is comprised of 1 picnic bench! Will... More

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