Return trains from Beckenham Hill: xx.00 and xx.30 (to Blackfriars). Both stations are in Zone 4.
This partly undulating route winds its way through an attractive park in South East London, partly on grounds formerly used for a public golf course. The park is bounded to the east by the Ravensbourne River and the route initially follows parts of the well-waymarked Waterlink Way along it through open meadows. You then cross the railway line into the more undulating westerly part of the park, famous for its bluebell displays in season. Recent major investments in the landscaping of the park have spawned some interesting new features: A Mounded Garden, a Wet Woodland, a Wild Swimming Lake and the replanted Ornamental Garden with its beautiful café in the former homestead of the mansion (but not open in the evening). There is a late bar (that should be open) and another daytime café as well, both in the Palladian Beckenham Place Mansion.
Please keep to the main paths in the woods– especially during bluebell season – unless where stated.
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