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East Blean Wood NNR

Ancient semi-natural woodland.

East Blean Wood is one of the richest of all Kent's woodland habitats. Situated on poorly drained underlying clay, this reserve can be quite muddy in inclement weather. Where the soil is acidic, bluebells and heather are abundant and in alkialine areas species such as spurge laural and common spotted orchids occur. Fungi is abundant in autumn and birdlife includes common woodland species

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland
Species
Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Common Spotted orchid, White Admiral

Nearby nature reserves

West Blean and Thornden Woods
3 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
Bigbury Camp
6 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
South Blean
8 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
On the north side of Hicks Forstal Road, which runs from the A291 near Wildwood towards the village of Hoath
Canterbury
Kent
CT3 4JS
Map reference
TR 194 642
Great for...
ancient trees
birdwatching
butterflies
fungi
spring flowers
spring migrant birds
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
122.00 hectares
Status
Ancient Woodland
National Nature Reserve (NNR)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)
Access
Yes

A network of public footpaths and nature trails.
Walking information
Rough tracks which can be muddy and slippery in wet weather and particularly so during the winter.
Parking
The reserve car park is situated on the north side of Hicks Forstal Road, which runs from the A291 near Wildwood towards the village of hoath.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
John Wilson and Mark Tuson
Tel: 01622 662012
info@kentwildlife.org.uk