This short walk of around 7.5 miles in SE London is ideal for Winter's escapes from the Central zones. It's a small lung of rejuvenation in Zone 5 and is mainly wooded. This has meant that it has been taken over by Parakeets, who can be heard in the back-ground throughout. Almost like being in an aviary!
Petts Wood was saved from development in the early 20th Century, whilst Scadbury Park was bought from private owners in 1983 by Bromley Council, who turned it into a Nature Reserve.
There's a memorial to William Willett in Petts Wood; he campaigned for Daylight Savings Time.
A very decent woodland walk, spoilt only by the crossing of the A208. A busy road!
Not too bad underfoot, whilst in the woods, but a bit muddy in the few open areas that occur.
There's a decent picnic area about 1.5 miles before the lunch-time pub.