Accessibility at Blean Woods

Summary accessibility statement

How to get here

By train

From Canterbury East station, follow signs for city centre, crossing over the bridge over the main road and make your way to the bus station, just inside city wall, opposite Fenwick's store (see bus details, below). From Canterbury West station, turn right out of
the station and walk 180m to the main road (St. Dunstans Street). Cross over at pedestrian crossing on your left, then go to bus stop a few yards away on the left (see bus details, below).

By bus


Blean is a part of the Stagecoach triangle which is a bus route running between Whitstable, Canterbury and Herne Bay.

From Whitstable, take the 6 or 6 A from the high street. Ask to get off at Rough Common turning, and then walk 450m along Rough Common Road towards New Road where the reserve is signposted to your right.

From Canterbury, take the 4 or 4 A from the Bus Station, Canterbury East Station, St. Dunstan’s (Westgate Towers) or St Dunstan’s church near Canterbury West Station. Ask to get off at Rough Common turning, and then walk 450m along Rough Common Road towards New Road where the reserve is signposted to your right.

By road

The postcode for the access track to the car park is CT2 9DD.

From the A2 (Dover), take the A28 Canterbury turnoff and go right (signposted Canterbury, Margate, Wincheap), at the following roundabout take the first left signposted London, Whistable, A2). At the next roundabout turn left onto Rheims Way (A2050). Turn right onto Rough Common, drive through Rough Common village, 100m further on, look out for Brown tourist sign for reserve at the bus stop on the left. Turn left onto access track, continue to the car park.

From A2, (London), take Harbledown turnoff (A2050), then take a left, signposted Rough Common and Blean. Then follow as before.

From Canterbury city centre, take A290 Whitstable road then turn left at mini-roundabout, signposted Rough Common. Turn right at the bus stop, where there is a sign for reserve.

Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Access to facilities

Nature trails access

This is a natural site with unimproved paths and trails - the access around this site may not be suitable for all visitors. If you have concerns, please contact the reserve or regional office before your visit to discuss your requirements.