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Address: Thornden Wood Road, Herne Bay CT6 7NZ , England
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Paths to cycle and ramble

West Blean Woods has the advantage that there are cycle paths as well as walking paths. I used to cycle through West Blean Woods twice a day when cycling to and from services in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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Linz, Austria
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

These are beautiful woods and it fills me with awe to walk through them. Amazing to have them so close to home. Blessed to be living in England and absolutely love this area in general. Will admit the woods seem a little spooky to me though - all part of the fun. I do actually have a dog and really... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This wood is just outside Herne Bay and leads to Clowes Wood in Whitstable. It's a relaxing place to visit. Highly recommended. *** There's no facilities at this location.***

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A lovely walk for all has been put together by Kent wildlife trust with interesting features, carvings and wicker figures. Young and old, able bodied and infirm could access with purpose built gravel track a lovely area of forest and take part in activities, picnic and enjoy nature. But no more. Sadly this lovely spot has been taken over by... More 

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Linz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

West Blean Woods has the advantage that there are cycle paths as well as walking paths. I used to cycle through West Blean Woods twice a day when cycling to and from services in the cathedral

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London, England, United Kingdom
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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