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Walk: Petts Wood to West Wickham Common
Saturday 4th March @ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Join us on the next stage of the London LOOP (the 150-mile long orbital walk around London though the greener outskirts of the London Boroughs where it meets home counties countryside).
This walk will go from Petts Wood to West Wickham Common, a distance of around10 miles.
The guide book to the walk says:
“…You can leave the route at Farnborough [bus] after 3 miles, Keston [bus] after 7 miles, or at several other bus stops
Cafes at Petts Wood and High Elms Park [Bromley Environmental Centre]. Pubs at Farnborough and Keston. Toilets at Petts Wood and High Elms Park. Picnic opportunities at Tubbenden Meadow, Farnborough, High Elms C P, and Keston Ponds…
.”..The terrain gets quite hilly now, reaching nearly 560 feet, mostly on rough footpaths in the foothills of the North Downs, with one stile. The route passes through several wooded areas, a country park…commons…and farmland. Keston Ponds is a delightful spot by the source of the River Ravensbourne, and there are historical associations with the Roman army and the abolition of slavery.”
So, meet at East Croydon station at 9.10am to catch the 9.28am to London VICTORIA. Then get the 9.58am to Petts Wood, arriving at 10.34am. From the end we will merely catch a 119 bus back to Croydon, so decide which ticket option is best for you.
Bring usual drink and food, despite there being some places of refreshment en-route.