What's On in Jubilee Country Park

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 at the bottom of this page or click here. 

Every Friday - Walk 4 Life. 
 

Walking for Health. Meet at 2pm every Friday at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY for a gentle stroll around Jubilee Country Park (and sometimes beyond) lasting approximately 1-1 1/4 hours. Organised by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. 
   


Every Monday 

 

Volunteers

meet every Monday at 10am (excluding Bank Holidays and the month of August) to help with the management of the park and to carry out conservation work under the guidance of Darren Russell our site manager from idverde for Bromley Council.
The work programme and meeting point can be found on notice boards in the park, on our website www.jubileecountrypark.btck.co.uk, please see the "Volunteer" page, or by calling us on 07976 409743.

 
                                                                                                                                                  

Any time -

The Jubilee Nature Trail is now available to download online from this link.  This brochure contains a sketch map of the trail. It is also available from Petts Wood Library, Southborough Library and Beeche Visitor Centre, High Elms Country Park, Farnborough.

Take the Orienteering Challenge. You can download the orienteering leaflet and map for Jubilee Country Park course from the Dartford Orienteering Klubb website at this link

Locations of most meeting points can be found from the 'Locations' page.  

To contact us on the day of the event, please call 07976 409743             

December 2017

Thurs 14th  Bromley RSPB group are holding a walk in Jubilee Country Park.  The park is one of Bromley’s best reserves and attracts bullfinch, woodpeckers, redwing, fieldfare, redpoll and many more.  Meet at Blackbrook Lane car park, BR2 8AY (near the entrance to Bromley High School) at 9.30am.    Bring binoculars if you have them.
For details of Bromley RSPB’s programme please see their website www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley or the notice boards in Jubilee Country Park.

Fri 29th  ‘Walk off your Christmas Pudding’  Join us for a walk around Jubilee Park led by John Bruce.  Duration approximately 1 hour.   Meet at Blackbrook Lane car park, BR2 8AY (near the entrance to Bromley High School) at 10.30am. Please wear footwear suitable for rough or muddy terrain.  Well behaved dogs are welcome.

January 2018
 
Thurs 25th  Join us for a Quiz Night in the Garden Room, St Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT at 7.30pm led by Jennie Randall, assisted by Paula & Simon Murphy. A fun social event to raise funds for the work of the Friends of Jubilee Country Park.  Nibbles and tea and coffee provided – you’re welcome to bring your own drinks too.  Teams of up to 6 people – make up a team, or come along on your own, or with others, and make up a team on the night.   No need to book.  Entry £5 per person.  For further information call 07840 542261.    

February 2018

Sat 4th    Coffee morning at Petts Wood Methodist Church, Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1EB.  Take a break from shopping and join us from 10.00am until noon for cakes and refreshments. We will also be selling homemade jams.   

Wed 21st   Walk to High Elms for lunch at the Green Roof café – or take your own, a  distance of approx. 4.5 miles.  Walk back to Petts Wood or return via public transport. This is a popular part of the London Loop with interesting views through countryside and woodland with some roads. Meet at 10am in Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY. 

Sat 24th    Come along to find out more about the Small Mammals that live in Jubilee Country Park.   Led by Steven Lofting, an expert in the wildlife of the Park.  Meet at Tent Peg Lane, car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood at 9am.  No dogs please.
The walk will not go ahead in bad weather. Please call 07976 409743 to check.

March 2018 

Thurs 8th  Jim Buttress, former Royal gardener, head judge of Britain in Bloom and one of the judges of the BBC Big Allotment Challenge will talk to us about his work as superintendent of the The Royal Parks.  Jim has many tales about the parks and it promises to be a most interesting afternoon.  The talk will start at 2.30pm in the Garden Room, St. Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT.  Refreshments available.  Entry is free but a donation of £3 towards the cost of running the event and the work of the Friends would be welcomed.

Wed 21st   A short AGM following a talk by Emma Pooley, Hedgehog Project Officer for the London Wildlife Trust.  Her talk will explore the ecology of the humble hedgehog whilst looking at some of the challenges the species is facing in the urban environment. She will reveal how the ‘Urban Urchins’ citizen science is aiming to discover more about the status of London’s hedgehogs, and simple things that we can do to improve our area for them.  We will also hear about the progress that is being made in the management of and future plans for Jubilee Country Park from a senior member of idverde, who manage the park for Bromley Council.  The meeting will start at 7:30pm in the Scout Hut, Homemead Road, Bromley BR2 8BB  off Southborough Lane, next to St Augustine’s Church.   Please note the change of venue


 

Other Events

Local events organised by the RSPB can be found on their website at:

http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley/events/ 

LINKS to WALK EXPERIENCES

History Walk: by Bill Welch:  April 18                                  
A Stroll round Southborough by Bill Welch:  March 24
Small Mammals by Bill Welch:  February 13






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