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Saturday, 25 January 2020

Petts Wood Circular


Length: 12km (8m)
Toughness: 1 / 10
Transport: Take the 10:04 from London Charing Cross to Petts Wood arriving 10:36. There are frequent return trains to Charing Cross and Victoria.

This is a short walk trough the lovely woodlands of Petts Wood and Scadbury Park. Lunch is in the Bull's Head in Chislehurst. After lunch you have the option of visiting the Chislehurst Caves (2km there and back again detour, you can return by train from Chislehurst), ancient chalk mines more recently used as air raid shelters and concert venues. The last guided tour is at 16:00. In Petts Wood the Arabica Coffee House on the left just before you turn to the station received good reviews as a tea shop. Alternatively, there is Cafe X on the other side of the railway tracks.


Anonymous said...

If you finish early and want a bit more, the Crofton Woods circular walk is nearby and worth doing. It's about 10-12 mins walk from Petts Wood station, just to the south west. Go along Queensway, left onto Ryecroft then right onto Shepperton Rd to the recreation ground.
A map of Crofton Woods can be found at

Dirk said...

n=18 walkers turned up in w=overcast skies. About 12 had lunch in the Bull's Head after which the group splintered in unknown number of subgroups and all further proceedings are lost to history.