Clowes Wood
Blean, Herne Bay, Kent
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Clowes Wood is one of many woods that makes up “Blean Woods”. Covering around 236 hectares this is a great place for a dog walk.  A hard pathway creates an accessible to all circular route and is ideal for those wet and wintery days and a network of single track paths allow you to explore when its not so muddy.  The Crab and Winkle Trail also passes through the woods which links Whitstable to Canterbury if you feel even more adventurous.   

Junction back into Clowes Wood

Parking Location

Address: Radfall Road, Blean, Herne Bay, Kent, CT5 3ER
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General Information

Distance: Circular walk is around 4.0km (2.5 Miles)

Time:  Approx. an hour dependant on pace.

Terrain:  The walk we did shown below was all on wide hard surfaced pathways and accessible to all but if you want to explore then there are also lots of single track pathways through the woodland but these will be muddy and slippery in  the winter and wet weather.

Stiles:  None. 

Dogs on leads?:  Dogs allowed off lead.  Radfall Road can be quite busy so we would advise putting your dog on lead as you leave and approach the carpark.

Dog Bins:  Yes.  

Parking:  Free parking in the Forestry England car park.

The Route

Click the walk title in the top right of the above window or clicking here will open the route on the AllTrails website or the mobile app.  You can then create a free account which will then allow you to follow the route as you walk on your mobile.  If you would rather not sign up to All trails free account and use another mapping app (such as OS Maps, Outdooractive or Komoot etc) on your phone then you can download the GPX file below and import this into your desired app inorder to follow the trail.

The Walk Details ...

  1. Leave the carpark at the far end and head towards the wide pathways.
  2. We chose to turn left and headed down the pathway leading us away from the road.
  3. Follow this pathway all the way to the end where you will meet the Crab and Winkle way.
  4. Turn right and walk past the pond and picnic area and continue for a while along the Crab and Winkle way.
  5. Eventually you will reach a fork in the path where the Crab and Winkle way head left down hill and our route is off to the right.
  6. Following this path for a while will take you back to your start point and the car park.

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