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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 56 Attractions in Canterbury
Type: Forests
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

A fab place to walk, cycle, run and take photos anytime of the year. This is actually Church Wood but often referred to as Blean Wood which is in fact further along and separated by the Dunkirk-Dargate Road. However, the whole area is just great and only a short distance to Clowes Wood and Thornden Wood too.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great opportunity for a countryside escape for a few hours or even a whole day. Stunning woodland and great landscapes to explore, there are graded recommended walks to try your hand at or go free style and explore to your hearts content. Only down side is lack of facilities and no available rest stop. So defiantly go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a very well kept woodland and the place to go to see glow-worms; hear woodcocks or nightingales etc

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Perfect walks through heavenly ancient woodland. 2 miles, 5 miles, 7 miles....take your pick! Even a dog walk. Heath spotted orchids, early purple orchids May-June. RSPB bird outings (nightjar and nightingale) Woodpeckers drill, and the vistas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

nice peacefull walk on a circular path, good car park with portable toilets. suitable for pushchairs and the dissabled

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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