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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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Since my last review and many emails with the owners, they have resurfaced the access road so that it isn't like a 4*4 assault course, more like a road. Much safer and less... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
annandbob2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since my last review and many emails with the owners, they have resurfaced the access road so that it isn't like a 4*4 assault course, more like a road. Much safer and less damaging on the poor cars! Well done!

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Thank annandbob2015
Canterbury, Kent. UK
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99 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I guess we walk here most weeks, with or without a dog in tow. We never tire of the variety of woodland, the well kept paths, wild orchids, butterflies and many varieties of birds here.

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Thank maggieyaxleysmith
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I want to give this a 5 star review for the beautiful woods and the nature but a 1 star review for the awful facilities. The entrance route, which is long, has the most awful potholes, in fact they are more like craters and I have seen some people turn around and leave rather than try and tackle them. The... More 

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Thank tabbytoes
Ashford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a good 3 hours walking around, exploring the woodlands, Heath and streams. Even our 12 year thoroughly enjoyed himself! We didn't park in the main car park, but parked way over the other side in a little lane. However that made it somewhat harder to find the 'exit' to get back to our car!!!! There were very few... More 

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Thank Claire M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Recently had a wonder around this bit of old woodland. I found the paths a little confusing but worked it all out eventually. Some really beautiful places to stop and wonder at nature. Lots of birds buzzing about and some great flora and forna. Take the map. The path was muddy in places, but it had rained the night before.... More 

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Thank Teddy B
Kent, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

A group of us met up and walked the red route which was about 4k. It took us two hours but we were walking slowly. There are four different lengthed walks and the markings are very clear as to where you need to go. Take your wellies if it has rained at all.

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Thank PipVickery
Faversham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

I love walking around these woods, my wife & kids also love exploring. It is perfect for those afternoons when peace & quiet is required and you need some fresh air.

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Thank BGE1984
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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
Canterbury, Kent. UK
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99 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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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Worcester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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