When we arrived at Blean Woods, just outside Canterbury, my sister and I had a short debate about which of the waymarked trails we should follow. The red trail (2.6 miles) seemed a bit short, so we found ourselves on the black trail (8 miles), not knowing that a good part of it would involve walking up hill! At some point, less than half way round, we somehow convinced ourselves that the pedometer on Helen’s phone was wrong and we were much further along the route than it suggested, so it was a bit of a shock when we came across a map and realised we still had a long way to go!
Blean Woods are a National Nature Reserve and part of the Forest of Blean. Although relatively close to a main road, the site is perfect for a quiet woodland walk. Our visit was on a warm, but largely overcast day. As a result, the images that I came away with won’t appeal to everyone – no dramatic lighting here! – but I quite like the effect. Here are my favourites; clicking on any of them will open the gallery.