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RSPB Reserve Blean Woods

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Address: Church Wood, Rough Common Road | Rough Common, Canterbury CT2 9DD, England
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Great place to walk your selves and the dogs.

Mixture of gravel and dirt trails, wether your out for a stroll, walking dogs, bird spotting or mountain biking. Free car park.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 8, 2017
Andrew S
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Mixture of gravel and dirt trails, wether your out for a stroll, walking dogs, bird spotting or mountain biking. Free car park.

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Thank Andrew S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic range of walking trails through a variety of habitats. Lots of fun too with a wide-angle lens, photographing glorious woodland at sunset & the archetypal red & white fly algaric mushrooms that were visible all along the tracks.

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Thank Graham J
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a brilliant afternoon here, tackling the black route. We actually caught the bus here from Whitstable (10 minutes from the town centre on the triangle route) and found it easy to access. The reservation is extremely well maintained andx we saw oodles of bird life. No toilets and no refreshments, but this is the Great British countryside at... More 

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Thank Suzy B
Slough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This is the walk of choice when I visit friends in Canterbury: spaniel friendly, plenty of mud and puddles, safe to walk in the road after the car park (some routes are not suitable for dogs, so look for the signs). No sign of friendly coffee or naughty icecream. Or toilets. So you may want to come prepared.

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Thank Kelvix
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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167 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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