Ancient semi-natural woodland.


On the north side of Hicks Forstal Road, which runs from the A291 near Wildwood towards the village of Hoath
A static map of East Blean Wood NNR

Know before you go

122 hectares

Walking trails

Rough tracks which can be muddy and slippery in wet weather and particularly so during the winter.


Wheelchair accessible. A network of public footpaths and nature trails. Paths are unsurfaced and may be uneven. Information boards readable from sitting position.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

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

Contact us

John Wilson and Mark Tuson
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Ancient Woodland
National Nature Reserve (NNR)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)