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messageNearest bluebell woods to ED?
Posted by sillywoman April 26, 08:12PM

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 April 26, 08:35PM

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 April 26, 09:00PM

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

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Posted by siousxiesue April 26, 09:46PM

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

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Posted by gumshoe April 26, 10:07PM

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 April 26, 10:46PM

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 April 27, 08:42AM

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 April 27, 08:49AM

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 April 28, 09:08AM

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 April 28, 07:30PM

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

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Posted by Dom Johnston April 29, 08:08AM

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 April 29, 12:35PM

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 April 29, 02:57PM

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 April 29, 04:00PM

Petts Wood v close and perfect for a bluebell walk.

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Posted by yorksgirl May 01, 04:30PM

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 May 02, 09:21AM

Dulwich woods is full of bluebells at the moment 😊

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Posted by Penguin68 May 02, 09:32AM

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 May 02, 09:49AM

Sydenham Woods

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Posted by yorksgirl May 02, 11:18PM

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 May 03, 03:40PM

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

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Posted by peckman May 04, 08:51AM

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 May 06, 01:14PM

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 May 06, 05:30PM

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

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Posted by Tima May 07, 07:55AM

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

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Posted by peckman May 07, 09:12AM

Thanks for bluebell update!


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