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“Overgrown and unkempt”

RSPB Reserve Blean Woods
Ranked #41 of 109 things to do in Canterbury
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Overgrown and unkempt”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

We did the whole Blean 25 mile circular walk over a weekend. We had great weather which was a bonus but maybe it was the weather that caused the growth of all the brambles and nettles along the way. In parts the path was squeezed in between a hedge and a e.g. a fenced off sports pitch and there was a fair bit of bushwhacking / skin stinging & scratching. Parts of the path seemed unused, unkempt, unmaintained. Surprisingly for a waymarked path, I felt obliged to use my map and compass on a very regular basis which is fine for me but others might have difficulties. There was a locked gate on part of the indicated route (where it joined the North Downs Way by a communal orchard) forcing us to climb over it p, very strange. The Blean Walk brochure was very informative and was a great help for my planning of accommodation / food stops etc.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
395 reviews
286 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
“Peaceful place to be...”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

I felt safe, being a long way from home!
Hugging trees and walking miles, great for adventures with little ones and teenagers, soooo big you wouldn't have to listen to them moan!
Dogs would love it too.

I went alone away from kids and grandkids, didn't even take the dogs.
Great for reflecting, people watching and re-energising self...
Loved it, very similar to Crickley Hill in Gloucestershire.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Delightful walks”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Very lucky to live near these woods. Routes are marked out short route about half hour, then red route about 3 miles, I often run this in the summer. Then a black route about 7 miles. Not a bird watcher but just wonderful to loose your self in the woods. There is route also for dog walkers so they do not disturb the birds.

Visited March 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely peaceful walk”
Reviewed 29 March 2013

Beautiful scenery with big and exciting tree to admire. Such a peaceful place to be to get away from it all.

Visited March 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brown trail”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We went for a walk along the brown trail with my toddler. It is long enough for little legs and not too difficult. Will have to go back in Bluebell season as I imagine it will be picturesque!
Only 4 stars as there are no facilities here and the so called picnic area is comprised of 1 picnic bench!
Will be trying out the longer walks though.

Visited February 2013
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