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West Blean & Thornden Woods

Thornden Wood Road, Herne Bay CT6 7NZ , England
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Ranked #14 of 30 Attractions in Herne Bay
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A thousand years of history here! Ancient trees and tracks through well marked footpaths. Once church property. Haunt of charcoal burners, the chestnut gatherers, outlaws and drovers. Nightingale in springtime, nightjars, woodpecker, rare butterflies, orchids, and perfect playground for children and dogs!

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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I just love these woods, they are great for dogs and walkers. Beware of the cycles, they do tend to creep up on you at speed! Take care not to get lost f you wander off the tracks.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a nice patch of woodland which is relatively local to me, so I tend to pop down there for a quick walk most weeks. Nice to see the primative horses and Highland Cattle out when they're around too. Tends to get a bit busy for my liking on a weekend though, so I drop by early on in... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I took 3 grandchildren and walked the art nature trail in Blean Woods, Canterbury. The path was well laid out and the map was clear. Along the path were various "art" works. Sometimes carvings in trees or tree stumps, sometimes art on poles (totem poles, etc.), sometimes sculptures of people or animals. The trail itself is circular and approximately 1... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
72 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Having heard about the new sculpture walk I visited this part of the Blean woods for the first time. The long straight main track from the car park through the wood was not particularly interesting or strong on autumn colour and the surface was wet and muddy. Retreated to find the new circular walk leading off this track which was... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is an area of beautiful woodland. It is a working wood with a good mix of trees. The paths are generally good and well marked and one, I would think, is ok for wheelchairs, with care. Very quite and peaceful today but I expect it would be much busier in nice weather. The area is very popular with dog... More

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We have recently moved up the road from here and were looking for a nice walk we could do with our two dogs. This is a very pretty location and perfect for a stroll. Unfortunately, there aren't many dog poo bins so some kind folk have just let their dog use the grass and haven't picked it up. If taking... More

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