Wilder Kent Safari - the Blean

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. Cross the road from the main car park and meet at the reserve map, near the accessible parking area.


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 but this is included with your safari ticket if you book at least 72 hours in advance. To receive free parking you must email the correct number plate of the car you will be using to parkingcharges@kentwildlife.org.uk at least 72 hours before the event start time. Please include the date of the event you have booked and the name the booking was made in as part of your email. If you are booking within 72 hours of the event, or do not confirm your number plate by this time, you will need to pay for parking on the day.

For further information, please visit the safaris page of the Kent Wildlife Trust website. https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/safaris




Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

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. Waterproof footwear is recommended during periods of wet weather.

There are no refreshments available onsite.

Parking information

Parking charges included if you email your number plate to parkingcharges@kentwildlife.org.uk at least 72 hours before the event

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