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messageNearest bluebell woods to ED?
Posted by sillywoman 26 April, 2019 20:12

As the title says, I'm feeling the need to revel in nature's beauty and wondered where our nearest bluebell woods might be - can anyone recommend any? Happy to drive or travel by train.

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Posted by garages2018 26 April, 2019 20:35

Hi Sillywoman . you cant be silly to want to revel in Bluebells, done it many a time and the nearest is
Abbey Woods just passed the abbey. But the best place is Kent, you can lay in them and go to sleep (on a Sunny day)

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Posted by sillywoman 26 April, 2019 21:00

Thanks garages, where in Kent would you suggest (it's a big place :D)?

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Posted by siousxiesue 26 April, 2019 21:46

Shoreham got a mention on here recently, we saw lovely amounts 2 weeks ago

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Posted by gumshoe 26 April, 2019 22:07

Saw a whole load earlier in the week on the Green Chain walk - would recommend Lesnes Abbey in Bexley!

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Posted by Passiflora 26 April, 2019 22:46

Do you mean Greendale gumshoe? I've always known the area to be Greendale but seems it's now known as Green Dale?

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Posted by pjal 27 April, 2019 08:42

Did this walk last weekend - half hour drive and it takes you through the middle of gorgeous bluebell woods and countryside [www.bromley.gov.uk]

We got a bit lost on the way back to Biggin Hill mind so google maps came to the rescue

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Posted by gumshoe 27 April, 2019 08:49

Passiflora Wrote:
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> Do you mean Greendale gumshoe? I've always known
> the area to be Greendale but seems it's now known
> as Green Dale?

Ah youíre right! Itís absolutely glorious right now.

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Posted by bodsier 28 April, 2019 09:08

Can't find a bluebell woods in green dale Bromley online. Is it the Darwin house are that you are referring to? Could you attach a link please? I'd like to go today, sounds lovely.

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Posted by Ruffler 28 April, 2019 19:30

See the bluebell woods section in Amacís excellent [kentwalksnearlondon.com]

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Posted by Dom Johnston 29 April, 2019 08:08

It depends on how much you're really looking for, but I went for a walk through the woods at Beckenham Place Park yesterday and bluebells were aplenty.

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Posted by exdulwicher 29 April, 2019 12:35

It's a little way out of town but Westerham in Kent has huge areas of woodland nearby - Westerham Woods itself but then The Chart (Limpsfield), Squerry's Park and Toy's Hill and they're all superb for bluebells. Toy's Hill has good car parking, pubs nearby etc but there are miles and miles of random footpaths through woodland around that area. It's always a carpet of blue this time of year, looks stunning.

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Posted by mikeb 29 April, 2019 14:57

I can also recommend the woods on the Greensand Way east of Ide Hill. Grab a coffee and cake at the community shop while you're there.

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Posted by nylonmeals 29 April, 2019 16:00

Petts Wood v close and perfect for a bluebell walk.

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Posted by yorksgirl 01 May, 2019 16:30

The former Bethlem Hospital, fabulous grounds and also art exhibitions etc in the house. They do a guided bluebell woods walk around this time of year.

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Posted by joom 02 May, 2019 09:21

Dulwich woods is full of bluebells at the moment 😊

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Posted by Penguin68 02 May, 2019 09:32

The former Bethlem Hospital

Which one? There were at least 4 sites for Bedlam - including what is now The Imperial War Museum. Bethlem Royal Hospital (aka St Mary Bethlehem) in Beckenham is the current site - and is still a working hospital, part of the South London and Maudsley Trust - with fine grounds and a central House which acts as a Museum (Museum of the Mind).

[www.nhs.uk]

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Posted by beansprout 02 May, 2019 09:49

Sydenham Woods

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Posted by yorksgirl 02 May, 2019 23:18

Sorry is the place in Beckenham - lovely grounds had no idea is still working hospital. Museum/ art gallery and grounds open to public.

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Posted by PSJ 03 May, 2019 15:40

There were quite a lot in Petts Wood the other week.

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Posted by peckman 04 May, 2019 08:51

Morning all

Does anyone know if we have missed the display .. are they still in bloom or are they dying back now ?

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Posted by lbsmith73 06 May, 2019 13:14

Otford in Kent has amazing woods. Went and did a lovely walk there this [www.nationaltrail.co.uk]

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Posted by missyelliott 06 May, 2019 17:30

we went to Riverhill Gardens this weekend. Really lovely place and great Bluebells

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Posted by Tima 07 May, 2019 07:55

Went to Beckenham Place Park yesterday. Lovely bluebells but probably past their peak and fading now.

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Posted by peckman 07 May, 2019 09:12

Thanks for bluebell update!


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