Cudham Circular Walk
This circular walk takes you through the woodland and farmland around Cudham and Downe in Bromley. The walk passes Down House the former home of Charles Darwin and his family. It was in this house and garden that Darwin worked on his theories of evolution by natural selection and it can be found close to the walk start at the village of Downe. The house is now owned by English Heritage and includes an exciting interactive multimedia tour (narrated by David Attenborough), family rooms and extensive gardens.
The walk also passes close to Biggin Hill airport and through the splendid High Elms Country Park. The park boasts 250 acres of countryside including a 150 acre golf course, woodlands, a nature centre, an ice well, formal gardens and wildflower meadows. The route runs for just under 8 miles and includes some moderate hill climbs on the way.
Cudham Circular Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cudham Circular Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cudham Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cudham Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Blacksmith Arms in Cudham is a historic pub of some note. The old inn was built during the reign of Charles I (1625 – 1649) in the year 1628. The property at this time is described as a farm dwelling with stables. These days it's a fine country pub with a good menu and selection of ales. There's also a lovely garden area where you can enjoy your refreshment outside on warmer days. You can find the pub on Cudham Lane at a postcode of TN14 7QB for your sat navs. The inn is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The circular Bromley Walk visits the nearby Keston Common and Hayes Common, where there are some nice trails to try. You can also pick up the London Loop in the area and visit Orpington. There's also the Downe Circular Walk and Leaves Green Circular Walk to try in the area.
To the south is Betsoms Hill, the highest point in the county of Kent. This area also includes Westerham Heights, the highest point of Greater London.
For more walking ideas in the area see the London Walks page.
Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby
GPX FileCudham Circular Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')
NB GPS file for this route only details route start - route is waymarked from there in