GUIDED TOUR WITH
KENT WILDLIFE TRUST
From £65pp Includes bike hire.
Canterbury West Train Station
CYCLING TIME & DISTANCE
Approx 2hrs cycling | 13 miles | Leisurely pace with plenty of stops
WHAT TO BRING
Water, suitable comfy clothing and footwear for the weather.
If it's recently been raining, bring suitable footwear for cycling and potentially walking through a bit of mud.
A rucksack for your lunch.
Lunch for a picnic, if not requesting lunch from us.
This year European bison, Iron Age pigs and Exmoor ponies will be introduced to West Blean woods as part of a ground-breaking wilding project. Learn from a Kent Wildlife Trust Guide about how the animals will manage the land naturally, replacing human activity normally carried out in the woodland.
Find out how they will breathe life back into the landscape, improving habitats and increasing biodiversity, and see the ponds and fences being installed ready for their arrival. For as long as possible, you’ll be taken behind the fences to see areas within the bison enclosure that will soon be inaccessible.
As you explore the woodland your guide will be on hand to answer any questions, and to point out some of the seasonal wildlife, such as wood ants and heath fritillary caterpillars, already abundant in West Blean.
En-route to the woods, your Kent Bike Tour guide will share interesting stories, tidbits, and facts about Kent and the places we pass as we cycle along The Crab & Winkle Way, a disused train line that explores a delightful slice of east Kent, packed with history and nostalgia.
After our guided tour through the forest, we’ll have a picnic of local Kent products in a lush spot in the woods.
Learn more about The Kent Wildlife Trusts Wilder Blean Project
Lunch Meal Deal - £7.50pp
Choice of The Classic Sandwich
Shredded honey roast ham, English mustard, lettuce and red onion | Chicken salad, seasoned chicken breast, Kentish mayo (garlic and herb) cucumber,
little gem lettuce and tomato | Kentish prawn -prawn in a homemade sauce consisting of mayo, garlic, lemon and
parsley | Salt beef (plus £1) slow-cooked salt beef, mustard, pickles and horseradish slaw | Kent club, chicken and ham, mustard, pickles, tomato, little gem lettuce and
cumber | Ham and mustard
Choice of Kentish crisps
Sea salt | Ashmore cheese and onion | Sea salt and vinegar with biddindens vinegar
Fruit Apple or Banana
Drink Coke, Diet coke, Tango orange or Bottle of water
Afternoon Tea Box £15.95pp
Choice of Sandwich
Ham and mustard
Chicken and Kentish mayo
Cheese and honey mustard
Homemade sausage roll
Cake of the day
Scone, clotted cream and jam
Bottle of iced tea