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             


September 2017 

Fri 1st     Friends’ Meet-up” at the Sovereign of the Seas, Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1DG from 3.30pm  We usually sit towards the back of the pub but please ring 07976 409743 if you would like to check.

Sun 17th    Jennie Randall will lead a History Walk in Jubilee Park for Open House London.  Discover the hidden history of this beautiful Local Nature Reserve - from Bishop’s hunting ground to farmland, golf course to World War II Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun Site.  Meet at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY at 10.30am to hear Jennie’s fascinating, often humorous tales of past times. The walk is no more than 2 miles long but is not suitable for wheelchairs.  Assistance dogs only please.

Sun 24th   Tree Walk  A walk in the park looking at some of the trees, how to identify them and their uses, both now and in the past. Led by botanist and ex site manager Dr Judy John. Meet at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY at 10.30am.  Please wear footwear suitable for rough or muddy terrain.

Sat 30th   Join us for a walk following Enbro’s Silver Jubilee Trail starting at 10am at Thornet Wood car park, Thornet Wood Road, Bromley BR1 2LN.   About 7 miles long the route follows footpaths through Hawkwood, Petts Wood, Scadbury Park and Chislehurst.  Please bring a packed lunch for a stop at the picnic site at Scadbury Park.  If it is raining then the Sydney Arms in Perry Street, a short walk from the park, welcomes walkers.  For further details, please call 07976 409743. 

October 2017     

Fri 6th  “Friends’ Meet-up” at the Sovereign of the Seas, Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1DG from 3.30pm.  We usually sit towards the back of the pub but please ring 07976 409743 if you would like to let us know you are going to join us.

Wed 18th   ‘All About Badgers’  Ian Tilbury of the Badger Trust will talk about the work of the Trust and will cover the natural history of badgers, their legal protection, badger rescue and rehabilitation, bovine TB and the badger cull. 
The talk will start at 2.30 pm 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.

November 2017

Thurs 23rd    ‘London’s Green Belt’  Peter Martin who was Head of Heritage and Urban Design at Bromley Council will tell us the amazing story of London’s Green Belt and how it has worked in Bromley.  The talk will look at how it has protected our countryside for the last 70 years and whether it will survive the current pressure for more housing. 
The meeting 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.

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.

 

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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