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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Bluebells in the Evening (V) - Oxleas Wood and Shooter's Hill (via Severndroog Castle)

Track-and-Trace: please provide email address or mobile phone number at the start
Rule of Six: from start to finish please, and up to May 16 including 
Through ancient woodlands up to Shooter's Hill with far views across the Southeast, on to Severndroog Castle Folly  
Length: 6.3 km, Ascent/Descent: 124m
Net Walking Time: ca. 1 ½ hours, Toughness: 1 out of 10.

Take the 18.15 Southeastern service from Cannon Street (London Bridge 18.21, then via Lewisham and Blackheath), arriving Falconwood 18.46. 
From Victoria take the 18.04 Dartford train via Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye and Nunhead, arriving Falconwood at 18.38. 
Return trains: xx.11 and xx.41 to Charing Cross, 20.28 to Cannon Street and xx.18 and xx.48 to Victoria (chg at Lewisham for London Bridge). Falconwood is in Zone 4.
This is an undulating route in the Royal Borough of Greenwich through several mostly ancient woodlands with a rich variety of plants and trees, up the southerly flank of Shooter’s Hill, past a large south facing meadow with far views across South East London (and a café) and on through more woods past remnants of a stately home’s gardens to the architecturally interesting folly of Severndroog Castle, with its tearoom.
The descent back to the station passes another terraced garden and drops along Oxleas Meadows to cross over into Shepherdleas Woods for the return to Falconwood station. 
Tea: The Falcon A Harvester pub right by the station. 
For walk directions, map, photos, height profile and gpx/kml files click here. T=short.44

1 comment:

Thomas G said...

n=12 walkers, arriving on various trains, up to 10 minutes after the scheduled start time, in w=dry-but-cool weather. Shepherdleas Wood had some bluebells and lots of three-cornered garlic, Oxleas had not many bluebells at all, Jackwood and Castle Wood though had plenty, and the other part of Shepherdleas Wood had the most bluebells.
All in, a pretty good show. 20.41 train.