Extra Walk 309 – Petts Wood Circular
Length: 12 km (7.5 miles). Toughness: 2/10 10:28
Orpington train from Victoria
(Brixton 10:35 and lots of other stations in south London), arriving Petts Wood
. The station is in TfL Zone 5, so use Oyster PAYG or contactless.
If it's more convenient you can travel out from Charing Cross. The 10:16 Sevenoaks train arrives at 10:51; if you just miss this take the fast 10:25 to Orpington and sprint across to Platform 6 (arr 10:50; dep 10:54) to go back one stop to Petts Wood.
Direct trains back are at xx:22 & xx:52 to Charing Cross, xx:27 & xx:57 to Victoria.
There was a favourable report after this woodland walk's début in February and it looks well suited to a Sunday outing on these short days: well inside the M25, but with a rural nature. The suggested lunch stop is the Bull's Head
in Chislehurst; their website says "booking is essential" for Sunday lunch, so call ahead if you want this (you'll get there at around 12:45). Unless you take the optional extension to Chislehurst Caves the afternoon leg should only take an hour, but there are more refreshment places at the end if you need further sustenance.
You'll need to bring the walk directions from the Petts Wood Circular walk