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Big Blean Walk

47 km / 29 miles

Kent
Covering over 11 square miles (3000 hectares) to the north and east of Canterbury, the Blean is one of England's largest and most distinctive areas of ancient woodland, important nationally for both its wildlife and history. With its heavy clay and acid soils, woodland was mostly not cleared as farmland and native trees such as oak and chestnut are common. Kent is known as the 'Garden of England' and some old orchards and hop fields intersperse these woods.

The Big Blean Walk can be done as one very long circular walk or in stages. The recommended starting point is Selling Railway Station, but the Walk has been waymarked in both directions and buses provide links to towns and train stations. You can make use of the Great Stour Way, North Downs Way or the Crab and Winkle Way to join or leave the Walk.

A free colourful printable pdf walk guide with a map and information about the history and nature of The Blean can be downloaded from the links below and local Visitor Information Centres provide it. The Walk has been developed by the Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership as a member of the Blean Initiative, which is a partnership of landowners, local authorities, parish councils, conservation bodies and community groups that look after and promote The Blean. There are 18 interpretative panels along the route.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Other Paths; Average Gradients; Forest/Woodland
Start and Finish
TR052572 - Selling Station, Kent
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Big Blean Walk (Blean Heritage & Community Group)
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Trappers End  (bookable online)
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15 Km
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3 Harbour Mews  (bookable online)
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15 Km
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Hillview  (bookable online)
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15 Km
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Four Seasons Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
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32 Km
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Harriet House B&B  (bookable online)
2 Km
32 Km
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Cathedral Gate  (bookable online)
3 Km
33 Km
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House Of Agnes  (bookable online)
2 Km
33 Km
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The Falstaff Hotel  (bookable online)
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33 Km
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The Pilgrims Canterbury  (bookable online)
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33 Km
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Cathedral Mews  (bookable online)
3 Km
33 Km
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Castle House  (bookable online)
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33 Km
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University of Kent  (bookable online)
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33 Km
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University of Kent  (bookable online)
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33 Km
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Yorke Lodge  (bookable online)
2 Km
33 Km
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Canterbury Lodge  (bookable online)
2 Km
33 Km
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The Victoria Hotel  (bookable online)
2 Km
33 Km
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Holiday Inn Express Canterbury  (bookable online)
1 Km
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Carena House  (bookable online)
3 Km
38 Km
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Clare Ellen Guest House  (bookable online)
3 Km
38 Km
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Howfield Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
1 Km
39 Km
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The Woolpack Inn  (bookable online)
3 Km
45 Km
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Monckton Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
45 Km

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47.0 Km (29.2 miles)
601 m (1,972 ft) ascent
126 m (413 ft)  maximum height