Canterbury is the perfect location to combine a love of history and nature. In this blog, we invite you to embark on a journey through the heart of a city that provides a haven for both history and nature lovers.
Blean Woods National Nature Reserve: A Wilderness Escape
For those yearning for a true nature experience, Blean Woods National Nature Reserve beckons. Diverse ecosystems and hiking trails lead you through ancient woodlands, offering a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers alike. Immerse yourself in the conservation efforts of this natural gem and contribute to the preservation of this unique landscape.
Here you can take a reflective journey through the garden which has been carefully restored to reinterpret the former monastic way of life and successive horticultural legacies. So much time and effort has been taken to restore the garden as it would have been to evoke a taste of how the franciscans would have seen it, complete the with chapel, cloister garth and cutting garden. Take a moment out of your day to enjoy the serenity of the garden and relax for a moment in the picturesque wild flower meadow, dotted with heritage fruit trees. The garden continues to change as it matures and new features are addedm so you will definitely want to return.
Canterbury’s green spaces are more than just parks; they are sanctuaries that weave together the threads of history and nature. As you wander through these landscapes, you’ll discover that Canterbury’s treasures extend beyond its historic walls, inviting you to connect with nature in a city where the past and the present coexist in perfect harmony. So, lace up your walking shoes, grab your camera, and immerse yourself in the lush tapestry of Green Canterbury. Your adventure awaits!
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