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.
Every Friday Walking for Health. Meet at 2 p.m. 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 1st Friday of the month - Friends Meet-up at 3.30 p.m. Either join the 'Health Walkers' at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY and meet us after the walk or come straight to the pub. For dates see below.
(except August and Bank Holidays) volunteers meet in the park at 10.a.m. to carry out conservation work. Please see the "Volunteer" tab for the meeting place.
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 the Petts Wood Library in Southborough Lane.
Take the Orienteering Challenge. You can download the orienteering map for Jubilee Country Park from 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
Wed 1st Pub night at the Sovereign of the Seas, Queensway, Petts Wood from 7.30 p.m..
Sat 4th Take a break from shopping on Saturday morning and join us from 10.00 a.m. until 12.00 noon for cakes and refreshments at Petts Wood Methodist Church, Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1EB. We will also be selling homemade jams and plants.
Thurs 23rd A short AGM following a talk by Ian Wright, Biodiversity Adviser with idverde on biodiversity in the Borough of Bromley. Idverde have taken over the managementof parks in Bromley and Patrick Phillips, Director of Parks Management will tell us about progress in the management of Jubilee Park. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Garden Room, St. Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley, BR2 8AT
Fri 24th If you missed Jennie Randall's talk "Not Forgotten - the Crooked Billet", there is another opportunity to hear it at 2.30 p.m. at Petts Wood Library, Frankswood Avenue, Petts Wood BR5 1BP. Discover what happened on the night in 1944 when the Crooked Billet, Bickley was destroyed by a V2 rocket and hear the background story to the blue plaque which commemorates those killed and injured as a result. Numbers are limited at this talk so you need to book by calling the library on 01689 821607.
Sun 26th Come along to find out more about the Small Mammals that live in Jubilee Country Park. Led by Marcus Jordan, an expert in the wildlife of the Park. Meet at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY at 9 a.m. Wear footwear suitable for rough or muddy terrain. No dogs please. The walk will go ahead whatever the weather.
Fri 7th “Friends’ Meet-up”. The Friends will now hold their social get together at the Sovereign of the Seas, Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1DG from 3.30pm on the first Friday of each month. Either join the ‘Health Walkers’ at 2p.m. at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY and meet us after the walk or come straight to the pub.
Wed 26th Janet Clayton of Orpington & District Archaeological Society will talk to us about their work in Scadbury Park and the Cray Valley. Join us for a potted history from pre-historic times through to World War II. Refreshments will be served at 7.30 p.m. and the talk will start at 8 p.m. in the Garden Room, St. Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT. Entry free but a donation of £3 towards the cost of running the event and the work of the Friends would be welcomed.
Sun 30th Dr. Ishpi Blatchley, a member of the British Lichen Society and an expert in the lichens of Jubilee Country Park, will show us some of the lichens that are found in the Park. Meet at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY at 11am. Please wear footwear suitable for rough or muddy terrain.
Mon 1st “Petts Wood May Fayre”. We will have our usual stall at the annual May Bank Holiday Fayre in the grounds of the Memorial Hall, Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood BR5 1LA. Come along between 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. for a chat and to buy your summer bedding plants. If you can help with the stall please call us on 07976 409743 or email us at email@example.com.
Fri 5th “Friends’ Meet-up” at the Sovereign of the Seas, Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1DG from 3.30 p.m.
Sun 7th "That's what Friends are for". A gentle stroll around Jubilee Country Park to discover more about the work of its Friends group. Meet at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Dive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY at 2p.m. Led by Jennie Randall. Assistance dogs only. Less than 2 miles, no stiles.
Fri 2nd “Friends’ Meet-up” at the Sovereign of the Seas, Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1DG from 3.30 p.m.
Sat 3rd Join us for a walk to see the wildflowers that are in bloom in Jubilee Country Park in June. Led by John Bruce. Meet at Blackbrook Lane car park, next to Bromley High School, at 10 a.m. Please wear footwear suitable for rough or muddy terrain.
Sun 25th Visit us at Keston Countryside Day from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hayes Common, alongside Commonside, opposite the Greyhound Pub BR2 6BP. The friends of Jubilee Country Park will have a stall at the event which is hosted by the Friends of Keston Common. Entertainment, guided walks and much more. Refreshments will be available from various stalls on the Common. This is always a good family day out.
Fri 7th “Friends’ Meet-up” at the Sovereign of the Seas, Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1DG from 3.30 p.m.
Sat 15th Come along to see the Butterflies of Jubilee Country Park. Led by Marcus Jordan and Tony Ruffle. Meet at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY at 11 a.m. Please wear footwear suitable for rough or muddy terrain. This event will not take place in bad weather – please ring 07976 409743 for confirmation on the day.
Sun 30th Join us for an evening walk at dusk in the park to look for Bats and Moths. Led by Marcus Jordan, Bill Welch and Sue Holland. Meet at Blackbrook Lane car park at 8.15 p.m. The event will not take place in bad weather - please call 07976 409743 for confirmation on the day. No dogs please
Fri 4th “Friends’ Meet-up” at the Sovereign of the Seas, Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1DG from 3.30 p.m.
Mon 7th Wheelchair Walk for the residents of Southmore Court. Volunteers are required to push the wheelchairs and chat to our guests. Meet at 10.30 a.m. in the car park of Southmore Court, 437 Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8BQ,
next to St James School entrance and opposite Oxhawth Crescent.
Fri 1st “Friends’ Meet-up” at the Sovereign of the Seas, Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1DG from 3.30 p.m.
Sat 30th Join us for a walk following Enbro’s Jubilee Trail led by Ian Pannett. Between 6 and 7 miles long the route will start and finish at Thornet Wood car park and follows footpaths through Hawkwood, Petts Wood, Scadbury Park and Chislehurst. Meet at 10 a.m. Bring a packed lunch or call in at the Ramblers Rest in Chislehurst near the end of the walk.
Local events organised by the RSPB can be found on their website at:
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