Starting near the old Blean Union Workhouse which once housed 420 inmates, it later became Herne Hospital. It has since been converted into residential use.Later in the walk you will see Mayton Farm, a former oast house where hops grown in nearby fields were dried for the brewing industry.
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The Blean – ancient woodland that captivates the history and beauty in all its glory
Close to Canterbury is an enchanting and historic place to discover, known as the Blean. For a thousand years, the Blean has remained one of the largest and most distinctive areas of ancient woodland in the South East, covering over 3,000 hectares or 11 square miles. The expansive woodland is well recognised nationally and internationally as being an important wildlife site and many rare species successfully thrive throughout the area.
There are four circular walks that we would highly recommend visiting which offer glimpses of history, beauty and nature at its best.