In addition to their intrinsic interest as ancient woodland, Blean Woods surround a number of attractive villages with pubs where you can eat and drink, places to visit and local businesses where you can buy a range of local products
The woods are the largest in Kent covering more than 3,000 hectares - more than 11 square miles.
The woodland is very old and almost half of it is so special for wildlife that it has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Blean Woods is an RSPB nature reserve, with access to the paths at all times.
Woodpeckers are plentiful, while in the summer there are about 30 pairs of nightingales and several nightjars.
The reserve is one of the few places in Britain where you can find the heath fritillary butterfly.
Most of the woods in the Blean are classified as Ancient Woodland. This means that they are known to have existed since before 1600, and it is reasonable to assume that trees have grown on these sites for far longer.