GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Petts Wood Circular Walk

4 miles (6 km)

A short circular walk that takes you through Petts Wood and Jubilee Country Park in Bromley. The Park consists of 62 acres of grassland and ancient woodland and was purchased by Bromley Council to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. The park is also full of wildlife with amphibians, birds, butterflies, insects, mammals, reptiles and wild flowers to look out for.
Good access points for the walk are the car park at Jubilee Country Park and Petts Wood station just to the south.
The London Loop runs through the park so you can pick this up to extend your walk. Head north and you can visit Scadbury Park where you will find 300 acres of woodland and grassland. There's also the ruins of Scadbury Manor, home to Elizibethan courtier Sir Thomas Walsingham. Just beyond the park is Foots Cray Meadows nature reserve which has a nice waterside footpath along the River Cray to enjoy.

Postcode

BR5 1NY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Petts Wood Circular OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Petts Wood Circular Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The woods are a popular place for dog walkers so you'll probably see plenty of other owners on a fine day. There are on lead and off lead areas in the wood.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Chislehurst Walk visits the woods, Chislehurst Common and Sacadbury Park using various public footpaths and a section of the London Loop.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Petts Wood - geograph.org.uk - 669775

Petts Wood

Petts Wood, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 137110

The beautiful Petts Wood is owned by the National Trust, having been bequeathed to the nation by George Edlmann in 1927. This path forms part of theLondon Outer Orbital Path (London Loop)walk.

Great Thrift, Petts Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1053268

Great Thrift. Taken at the junction with Little Thrift. The attractive Tudor style of these pre-War houses is typical of the Petts Wood and Orpington area.

Birchwood Road, Petts Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1098669

Birchwood Road, Petts Wood. This is no.41, built in the early 1930s by "Freddie" Love, who was responsible for much of this road. From June to September 1940, this house was rented by the De Gaulle family. However, concern over security (Petts Wood was on the path of bombing raids into London, and rumours were that the Germans were aware of his whereabouts), led them to move on, the family moving to Shropshire and Charles De Gaulle basing himself in the Connaught Hotel in Mayfair during the week.