Leaves Green Circular Walk
This pleasant circular walk in Bromley explores the countryside around the village of Leaves Green. It runs for just over 6 miles with some small climbs.
On the way there's attractive common land, woodland, views of Biggin Hill airport and a visit to Down House the former home of Charles Darwin.
The walk starts from the picturesque village of Leaves Green where there's a lovely village green and pretty cottages dating from the 19th century. From here you first pick up footpaths heading to Furze Bottom in the countryside to the west of the village. You then follow footpaths north east towards Holwood Farm before turning south towards Farthing Street and the village of Downe. Here you'll find Down House where Darwin resided. The English Heritage owned house is now an interactive museum where you can learn all about his theories of evolution by natural selection.
The path then heads west past Green Hill and the West Kent Golf Course before skirting the edge of Biggin Hill Airport and returning to Leaves Green.
Leaves Green Circular Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Leaves Green Circular Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Leaves Green Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Leaves Green Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Leaves Green Circular Walk Pubs/Cafes
The Kings Arms pub in Leaves Green is a Grade II listed building, dating back to the 18th century. They do good food and have a lovely large garden area for finer days. You can find the pub in the village at a postcode of BR2 6DU.
Leaves Green Circular Walk Dog Walking
The country trails make for a nice dog walk and the Kings Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly.