What's On  

We are sorry that owing to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the Health Walk, the Conservation Work Party and all Walks & Talks have been cancelled until further notice.  

 

Information will be posted on the website and on the noticeboards in the Park as soon as they resume. 

 

Please keep an eye out for changes or cancellations.  Walks may be cancelled in the event of bad weather.
To contact us on the day of the event, please call 07840 542261.

July 2020


Saturday 4th 
Wildflower Walk guided by John Bruce, an expert in the flowers of Jubilee Country Park.  Learn facts and folklore about the wild flowers that are in bloom in July.  Meet at Blackbrook Lane Car Park, BR2 8AY (near the entrance to Bromley High School) at 10am.  The walk should last about 2 hours.  For more information please call 07956 801761.

August 2020

Monday 3rd  Wheelchair Walk for the residents of Southmore Court.  Volunteers are required to push the wheelchairs and to chat to our guests.  Meet at 10.30am at Southmore Court, 437 Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8BQ, next to St James School. If you are able to help, please call 07840 542261.

Monday 10th  Butterfly Walk
 Join Andrew Harby, Community Ranger with idverde, on a walk around the Park looking for butterflies such as Common Blues, Speckled Woods and Meadow Browns.  Meet at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY at 11am.  Suitable for all ages.  Please wear footwear suitable for rough and uneven ground. The walk will not go ahead in bad weather so please call 07733 004248 for confirmation on the day.

Monday 17th  Visit to Jeskyns Country Park
and the surrounding area  Jeskyns was previously a farm but is now a large open area with new wildlife habitats including a wildflower meadow, glades, a newly planted wood and an orchard with over 900 different varieties of cherry, plum, apple and pear trees. Take a picnic to eat in the picnic area, or have lunch in the café.  The country park can be reached by rail or by road but whichever way you choose to travel please meet at 11.30 in the café at Jeskyns, Henhurst Road, Gravesend DA12 3AN.  OS Grid Ref TQ 660699.  
By train from Bromley South:  Meet at the station at 9.45 to catch the10.05 to Sole Street.   We will walk from the station to Jeskyns, about 1.8 miles. By car from Petts Wood: 20 miles via the M25.  Jeskyns is situated off the A2 dual carriageway at the Sole Street/Gravesend junction, along Henhurst Road.  The car park is on the left.  Parking £3.  For more information please call 07733 04248.

Date to be confirmed  ‘A Walk n The Park at Dusk’  Sue Holland, Senior Community Ranger with idverde, will tell us
the animals that come out after dark then take us on a walk around the Park to hear the sounds of the night.  Meet at 8pm at Blackbrook Lane car park, BR2 8AY, next to Bromley High School.  The walk will not take place in bad weather so please call 07733 004248 on the day to check.


September 2020

Thursday 17th   ‘Behind the Scenes at Foal Farm’  Aimee Howe will tell us how they care for the animals at Foal Farm animal rescue centre, a charity that relies entirely on voluntary contributions. Their aim is to take in as many sick, distressed and unwanted pets as possible and to restore them to health and happiness.   Meet in the Garden Room, St. Augustine's Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT at 2.30pm.  Doors will open at 2pm.  Refreshments will be served before the start of the talk.   Entry is free but a donation of £3 towards the cost of running the event and the work of the Friends would be welcomed.

Saturday 19th  ‘Not forgotten’  As part of London Open House weekend, Jennie Randall will tell the story of the V2 rocket attack on the Crooked Billet pub 75 years ago. Discover how the blue plaque, commemorating all those killed and injured, came to be installed.   Meet in the Garden Room, St. Augustine's Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT.  Doors will open at 10am and the talk will start promptly at 10.30am. 

A visit will be made after the talk to see the blue plaque on the Crooked Billet, Southborough Lane BR2 8AA, a short walk from the church.

Other Events:

Local events organised by the RSPB can be found on their website here.

Links to Walk Experiences

Bill Welch, one of our regular walkers, has made illustrated notes of some of the walks on his blog. If you would like a taste of what is to come then follow the links.

History Walk: by Bill Welch:  April 18, 2011

A Stroll round Southborough by Bill Welch:  March 24, 2011

Small Mammals by Bill Welch:  February 13, 2011

Bat and Moth walk by Bill Welch: July 2017










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