What's On in Jubilee Country Park

Bill Welch, one of our regular walkers, has made illustrated notes of some of the walks on his blog. If you would like a taste of what is to come then follow the links at the bottom of this page or click here. 

Every Friday - Walk 4 Life. 
 

Walking for Health. Meet at 2pm every Friday at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY for a gentle stroll around Jubilee Country Park (and sometimes beyond) lasting approximately 1-1 1/4 hours. Organised by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. 
   


Every Monday

 

Volunteers - meet every Monday at 10am (excluding Bank Holidays and the month of August) to help with the management of the park and to carry out conservation work under the guidance of Andrew Harby our site manager from idverde for Bromley Council.

The work programme and meeting point can be found on notice boards in the park, on our website www.jubileecountrypark.btck.co.uk, please see the "Volunteer" page, or by calling us on 07976 409743.

                                                                                                                                                               

Locations of most meeting points can be found from the 'Locations' page.  

To contact us on the day of the event, please call 07976 409743.                                                             

June 2018

Mon 11th  Help the Friends of Jubilee Country Park monitor changes in the butterfly population in the Park.  Learn how to identify different species and how to conduct a butterfly survey.  Join Andrew Harby, Community Manager, at 1pm in Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY.  Duration approximately 1 hour. Please call 07976 409743 for confirmation on the day. 

Sun 24th   Visit us at Keston Countryside Day from 2pm to 5pm at Hayes Common, alongside Commonside, opposite the Greyhound Pub BR2 6BP. The Friends of Jubilee Country Park will have a stall at the event which is hosted by the Friends of Keston Common.  A day for all the family to enjoy.  Free entry. 

Sat 30th   ‘Wildflower Walk’
Join us for a walk to see the wildflowers that are in bloom in Jubilee Country Park in June.  Led by John Bruce.  Meet at Blackbrook Lane car park, next to Bromley High School, BR1 2TW at 10am. Please wear footwear suitable for rough or muddy terrain.  The walk will last approximately 2 hours.

July 2018

Sat 7th   ‘Celebrate our Meadows’  Meadows play an important role in the ecosystem by providing food and shelter for the wildlife that live there. They are very beneficial for people as well so come along to celebrate National Meadows Day from 10.30am to 3.30pm near the Picnic Area, Thornet Wood Road entrance BR1 2LN.  Find out about the butterflies, flowers and wildlife of the meadows.  Activities, guided walks, quizzes. Fun for
all the family. Free entry.    

Fri 20th   ‘Our Jubilee Queen’ 
Jubilee Country Park is named in honour of our Queen’s Silver Jubilee.  In the year of the Sapphire Jubilee of the Queen’s coronation join us for a very special talk by a Friend of Jubilee Country Park, Richard Griffin, about his life as the Queen’s Personal Protection Officer.  It is a fascinating story, not to be missed. Meet in the Garden Room, St. Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT at 2pm.  Entry is free but a donation of £3 towards the cost of running the event and the work of the Friends would be welcomed.  Refreshments available.

August 2018

Mon 6th   Wheelchair Walk for the residents of Southmore Court.
Volunteers are required to push the wheelchairs and chat to our guests. Meet at 10.30am at Southmore Court, 437 Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8BQ, next to St James School. 
 
Sat 18th    Coffee morning at Petts Wood Methodist Church, Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1EB. 
Take a break from shopping and join us from 10am until noon for cakes and refreshments.    

Tues 21st   ‘Bat Walk’  Join us for an evening walk at dusk to look for Bats that fly in the Park.  Led by Sue Holland, Community Manager with idverde. Meet at Blackbrook Lane car park, next to Bromley High School, BR1 2TW at 8.15pm. The event will not take place in bad weather - please call 07976 409743 for confirmation on the day.  No dogs please.

September 2018

Thurs 13th   Mary Wheeler and Peter Woodward of Chislehurst Commons
will talk about the history, ecology, maintenance and management of the Commons. Meet in the Garden Room, St. Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT at 7.30pm. Refreshments available.  Entry is free but a donation of £3 towards the cost of running the event and the work of the Friends would be welcomed.
 
Sun 23rd   'Open House London'
Discover the hidden history of Jubilee Country Park, Local Nature Reserve  From Bishop’s hunting ground to farmland, golf course to World War II Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun Site, hear fascinating, often humorous, tales of past times. Led by Jennie Randall, local historian. Meet at Tent Peg Lane car park, offCrest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY at 10.30am.

October 2018

Wed 10th  ‘Lichens – what they are, where they’re found and how to identify them’.  Dr Ishpi Blatchley
of the British Lichen Society will tell us about these fascinating organisms which come in many sizes, colours and forms.  Meet in the Garden Room, St. Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Bromley BR2 8AT at 7.30pm.  Refreshments available.  Entry
is free but a donation of £3 towards the cost of running the event and the work of the Friends would be welcomed.
 

Tues 16th Join us for a walk from Petts Wood to Five Arch Bridge, Foots Cray Meadows.  This is a very pleasant walk of about 4 miles following the London Loop through Petts Wood and Scadbury Park.  Meet at Tent Peg Lane car park, off Crest View Drive, Petts Wood BR5 1BY at 10am.  Bring a picnic or stop at Sidcup Place for lunch.  Walk back to Petts Wood, return by public transport of continue to Bexley Village, a further 3 miles.                                          

Other Events

Local events organised by the RSPB can be found on their website at:

http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley/events/ 

LINKS to WALK EXPERIENCES

History Walk: by Bill Welch:  April 18                                  
A Stroll round Southborough by Bill Welch:  March 24
Small Mammals by Bill Welch:  February 13








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