High Elms Country Park
Enjoy the woodlands, nature centre, ice well, formal gardens and wildflower meadows in this 250 acre country park in Orpington. You'll also find the Clock House, Grade II listed building and the attractive Yew avenue (created 1896) in this varied and interesting park.
Chelsfield rail station is about a mile from the park but there are also car parks at the park.
The Cudham Circular Walk passes through the park so you can pick up this trail to extend your walking in the area. The circular walk takes you through the woodland and farmland surrounding Cudham and Downe in Bromley.
You could also pick up the long distance London Loop which takes you on a tour of the city's best parks, gardens and historic sites. If you head a short distance to west it will take you to Hayes Common and Keston Common where there's some nice woodland trails and good dog walking opportunites.
PostcodeBR6 7JH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
High Elms Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
High Elms Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
High Elms Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
High Elms Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head west to the the Fox Inn for refreshments after your walk (postcode: BR2 6BQ). The pub sits next to Keston Common and includes a nice large beer garden to relax in during the summer months.
Just to the east there's the village of Green Street Green where you'll find The Rose and Crown. They do a fine Sunsay roast which you can enjoy in the lovely large garden. You can find them at postcode BR6 6BT for your sat navs.
The park is a popular place for dog walkers so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. The Royal Oak mentioned above is also dog friendly.