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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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Very nice woods and some very nice birds nightingale a particular favorite and lesser spotted woodpecker a delight . Sweet chestnut a national treasure

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The access spoils it. You need a 4*4 to get down the path to the car park. Parking outside is very limited as it's a residential street. Plenty of places to walk, some reserved for dogs, and lots of information plaques around. Could be a 5* if they fixed the access!

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Thank annandbob2015
London, United Kingdom
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820 reviews
658 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Very nice woods and some very nice birds nightingale a particular favorite and lesser spotted woodpecker a delight . Sweet chestnut a national treasure

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4 Thank Golfing2000
Canterbury, Kent. UK
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64 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

These woods are fantastic. We have visited them for years and never tire of exploring the many different paths at every time of year. There is so much wildlife here and the woods go on and on with well defined paths of various distances.

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1 Thank maggieyaxleysmith
Worcester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Make sure you have you binoculars and plenty of time, lots to see take your time wandering around and soak up the beauty lovely autumn colours

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Thank Merch57
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Eight different species today! A great place to walk the dogs and admire the flora and fauna. Variety of signposted walks of differing lengths and we have heard a cuckoo there.

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Thank Denise E
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Really nice walk today. Well kept and litter free. Some dog mess though, and a neatly bagged up pile left in front of the sign asking moronic dog owners to clear up. No point asking these cretins nicely I'm afraid, they're probably illiterate too. Still, hats of to the rsvp for having well marked walkways which remain for the most... More 

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Thank SimeyWimey
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Kelly A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Paul S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank Sue B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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