Wednesday 19th March BPP to Chinbrook Meadows Walk organised by The Friends of Beckenham Place Park
Meet at the Mansion on portico steps at 10.30am. This is another walk venturing out of the park into Lewisham. It is a long walk, but there are various points people can leave and get onto public transport if they have had enough. After leaving the park and Downham the walk goes through Downham Playing Fields and Shaftsbury Park and on to Burnt Ash Lane. Turning down Milk Street the route picks up a section of the Green Chain Walk then skirts around Sundridge Park golf course. A pedestrian bridge over the railway leads to a footpath high above the railway cutting and on to Chinbrook Meadows. Chinbrook Meadows is very close to Grove Park rail station and a great number of bus routes for anyone not wishing to walk back to BPP.
The route back will be entirely different, taking in Downham Fields and several sections of the Downham Woodland Walk. Some bits are hilly, and stout comfortable shoes would be the best choice. It would be a good idea to bring some refreshment and a drink, although there are shops en route. It is an interesting walk with plenty to see, and walking along roads has been kept to a minimum. Do come along for part or all of the walk and when we run it another time it can walked in reverse.
About the Friends Events: All events are free, but any donations to funds are much appreciated. Most last about 1-2 hours, but you can join in for as long or as little as you like. It is advisable to wear stout walking shoes as the paths do get very muddy. Walkers are individually responsible for their own safety during our events. Minors are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Dogs are welcome, if kept under control. Walk leaders always carry water and a mobile phone. Find out more at the link below.