GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Scadbury Park

2 miles (3.5 km)

This pretty Local Nature Reserve in Bromley has some nice footpaths to try. There's 300 acres of ancient woodland, grassland and ponds to explore. Also of interest is the working farm and the ruins of Scadbury Manor. The playwright Christopher Marlowe is known to have stayed at Scadbury Manor just before his death in 1593. It was then owned by Marlowe's patron Sir Thomas Walsingham, a courtier toQueen Elizabeth I.
This circular walk runsaround the edge of the park for just over 2 miles but there are other footpaths to try as well. The Acorn Nature Trail is a waymarked walk taking you around the site. Look out for green ring-necked parakeets and a variety of butterfliesnear the fruit trees. Interesting vegetation includes bluebells, yellow archangel and wood anemones.
The London Loop runs through Scadbury Park so you can pick this up to extend your walk. Heading south will take you through Petts Wood and Jubilee Country Park. Here you'll find more woodland trails and wildlife including amphibians, birds, butterflies, insects, mammals and reptiles.
If you head north east along the London Loop you will soon come to Foots Cray Meadows where you will find 250 acres of parkland and woodland.
You can also pick up the Cray Riverway here. This pleasant waterside walk will take you south along the River Cray to the source at Orpington or north to Erith where it meets the River Darent and the Thames.

Postcode

BR7 6PW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Scadbury Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Scadbury Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Chislehurst Walk visits the park, Chislehurst Common and Petts Wood using various public footpaths and a section of the London Loop.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Scadbury Park pond

Scadbury Park pond

Scadbury Manor

Scadbury Manor

Scadbury Park Nature Reserve Information Board - geograph.org.uk - 2527328

Scadbury Park Nature Reserve Information Board. This handy board has a map and information on the flora and fauna at the site.

Scadbury Manor as seen from the southwest side

Scadbury Manor as seen from the southwest side

Horses grazing - geograph.org.uk - 3695504

Horses grazing

LOOP, Chislehurst Common - geograph.org.uk - 3695451

LOOP, Chislehurst Common

Chislehurst Common - geograph.org.uk - 3695499

Chislehurst Common. A pleasant clearing on the common, west of the manor.

Footpath junction in Scadbury Park Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 2527337

Footpath junction in Scadbury Park Nature Reserve. The reserve looking green and lush in this photo taken in mid summer.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Scadbury Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Scadbury Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)