View of a beech forest from floor to canopy

Wilder Kent Safari - the Blean

Location: West Blean & Thornden Woods, Thornden Wood Road,
Experience the Blean on a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide and hear all about the ‘wilding’ plans at this reserve.

Event details

Meeting point

West Blean and Thornden Woods car park


10:00am - 12:30pm
A static map of Wilder Kent Safari - the Blean

About the event

Find out more about the plans to introduce European bison, Iron Age pigs and Exmoor ponies to coppice trees and graze the land at the Blean, breathing life back into the landscape, improving habitats and increasing biodiversity.

Please note, the bison and other animals are due to arrive at the Blean in 2022. This safari will give you the opportunity to find out about the project, but you will not be able to see the animals during tours in 2021.

Tours will last approximately 2.5 hours and most of the time will be spent walking on rough terrain, therefore a reasonable level of fitness is required. Ensure you wear appropriate footwear (during periods of wet weather waterproof footwear is advisable) and clothing for the weather conditions. There are no toilets or refreshments available on site. Parking charges apply at the West Blean and Thornden Woods car park.

For further information, please visit the safaris page of the Kent Wildlife Trust website.




Suitable for


Know before you go


No dogs permitted

Wheelchair access

The tour route is not accessible by wheelchair

What to bring

Ensure you wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions and sturdy footwear. During periods of wet weather waterproof footwear is recommended.

There are no refreshments available onsite.

Parking information

Parking charges apply at West Blean & Thornden Woods car park

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