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National Trust Woods - get walking this year!

Updated: Jan 10

        WALKS & TALKS programme 2024                                                                                        

                     National Trust Petts Wood & Hawkwood Estate


        WALKS & TALKS programme 2024                                                                                        

                  

National Trust Petts Wood & Hawkwood Estate


Saturday 13th April 10am:  Saving the Woods. An introduction to the social history of the woodland with Mel Wright and how it was saved and conserved for future generations. Meet at entrance through Hazlemere Road underpass.


Wednesday 8th May 6.30am: Dawn Chorus. Peter Smart of the RSPB Bromley Local Group leads us quietly through the woodland to hear early morning, spring bird song and identify what they are (no dogs please). Bring binoculars if you can. Meet at entrance through Hazlemere Road underpass.


Monday 17th June 11am: Insects. Hover flies, beetles, moths, dragon flies and more we hope! Local naturalist John Pelter will guide us. Meet at entrance through Hazlemere Road underpass. 


Saturday 13th July 11am: Wildflowers and Plants. Guided by John Bruce, exploring plants, wildflowers and weeds that grow in the woods and meadows. Meet at entrance through Hazlemere Road. underpass.


Tuesday 6th August 10am:  St. Paul's Cray Common (part of Chislehurst Commons) – bordering National Trust woods we explore the Commons intriguing history, unique terrain and rich habitat including reptiles guided by Kevin Jennings and Mary Wheeler. Meet at National Trust Keepers Cottage – woodland gate.


Friday 9th August 10am: Woodland Ponds. Guided by Chris Wells – leader of the Hawkwood volunteer team working at Flushers Pond and Pond Wood.  Meet at St Mary’s Church, corner of Hawkwood and Crown Lanes.


Sunday 1st September 10am: Autumn trees. National Trust Petts Woods Area Ranger, Luke Underwood guides us through the woods by helping us identify the trees that make up the 350 acres of woodland. Meet at entrance through Hazlemere Road underpass.


Monday 28th October 11am: Fungi. Local naturalist John Pelter leads us through the woodland to discover and observe a range of fungi specimens. Meet at entrance through Hazlemere Road underpass.                                                      


If weather is wet on the day, we may cancel – call to check: 07539390786


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