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RSPB Reserve Blean Woods

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Address: Church Wood, Rough Common Road | Rough Common, Canterbury CT2 9DD, England
Phone Number: 07770 683971
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Great little explore away from the city

As someone that has grown up in canterbury, these woods have been enjoyed endlessly. Always exploring and playing in them throughout my childhood, and the tracks are great for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

As someone that has grown up in canterbury, these woods have been enjoyed endlessly. Always exploring and playing in them throughout my childhood, and the tracks are great for taking long walks, bike rides and running. It's a beautiful little woodland all year round and just on the doorstep to escape the pollution of city life. When I'm in need... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My wife and I went there with the dogs, we were a little disappointed to only be allowed in certain parts of the reserve, I understand why, considering how many people clearly hadn't cleaned up after their pets, we however do and would have loved to experience the whole place.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I practicaly grew up in these woods, loads to do wildlife plants etc dog walking riding just walking and taking in the scenery, so lovely and peaceful a great escape.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great place for a walk into nature. Nothing commercialised about here just a car park and woods and tracks to explore

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Some of the pathways do look a little unkept but I always see rspb employees there and during the winter there is probably a limit as to what can be done about it. More doggy bins would be great as I always see backs of poo left randomly . I have not seen anyone available to do a guided tour... More 

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Pencader, Carmarthenshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Free car parking, and a variety of walks along signed tracks, up to 7 miles in lenth through managed woodland and restored heathland, with a separate walk for dog owners. No toilet or cafe facilities

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Free parking, although can get busy. Good level footpaths, well signposted, Various routes depending how far you want to walk. They are all on the level. No refreshments or toilets.

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Ramsgate
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

lovely woodland walk, car parking with enough room for a few cars, good dissabled acess, good paths for people with mobility cars

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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