Blean Woods is a designated National Nature Reserve and covers 509 hectares of woods and heath. It has a mix of landscapes including traditional coppice woodland, glades, and health, which is a habitat to an array of wildlife including woodpeckers, nightingale, dormice, and butterflies. It has five trails to explore, up to eight miles in length.
All year round
8am-8pm - car park hours
RSPB Members: Free
Other visitors: Free - donations welcome
Blean is a part of the Stagecoach triangle which is a bus route running between Whitstable, Canterbury and Herne Bay.
From Whitstable, take the 6 or 6 A from the high street. Ask to get off at Rough Common turning
From Canterbury, take the 4 or 4 A from the Bus Station, Canterbury East Station, St. Dunstan’s (Westgate Towers) or St Dunstan’s church near Canterbury West Station. Ask to get off at Rough Common turning
1.8m height bars at the car park
Larger vehicles are advised to park on Ross Gardens.
Free Parking • Picnic Area