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Sunday, 15 December 2019

Sunday Walk: Petts Wood Circular

12km (8m) Difficulty 1/10
An easy and pleasant walk through woodlands in the SE of London. Petts Wood was saved from developers in the early part of the 20th century and Scadbury Park was once owned by the Walsingham family who were best mates with Tudor monarchs. The ruins of their moated manor house can still be seen. The park was declared a Nature Reserve by Bromley Council and opened to the public. An optional extension leads you to the Chislehurst Caves with a history stretching back to the 13th Century.
Trains  Get the 9.58 Orpington train from Victoria, arriving Petts Wood  10:33.
Trains return to Victoria at xx:01 & xx:31, to Charing Cross at xx:22 & xx:52, and to Blackfriars at xx:17 & xx:47. Petts Wood is in Oyster zone 5.
Lunch The Bull's Head in Chislehurst (02084671727)
Tea: Spoilt for choice in Petts Wood.  Cafe X, on the east side of the station in Station Square, is recommended. Open to 5.
Walk directions: here
Chislehurst Caves :  020 8467 3264 Open till 4. Tour (on the hour, every hour), £6 (£4 for seniors). No need to book (unless you're a large group). They also have a café. (Trains from Chislehurst station at xx:25 and xx:55, should you decide to finish there).


Anonymous said...

6 walkers,
most enjoyable company.
Weather dry and bright.

Mr M Tiger said...

My extensive network of spies tells me there were N=6 people. It was w=dry-and-bright