Woodland Walks 2023
PWRDA in association with the Chislehurst Society are pleased to announce a series of themed walks & talks at the National Trust Petts Wood and Hawkwood Estate.
This programme of walks will be publicised in The Gazette and on the PWDRA website and Facebook page.
There are no specific limits this year on the number of people.
Kindly no dogs please.
If necessary, please do wear sturdy footwear and use walking poles as the woodland floor can be uneven and sometimes muddy. If the weather is very wet the walk may be cancelled at short
notice! Please note the different meeting points per event.
To call us on the day or day before walk please call: 07539390786
A Woodland through time
Saturday, 15th April 2023
An introduction to the social history of the woodland with Mel Wright and how this natural green space can help lift the spirits for good physical and mental wellbeing. Meet at woods entrance through Hazlemere Road underpass.
Monday 5th June 2023
Hover flies, beetles, moths, dragon flies and more! Depending on fair weather the woods are a magnet for spotting these special creatures. Local naturalist John Pelter will guide us to their likely habitat. Meet at Hawkwood Estate near the entrance of Tong Farm.
Monday, 7th August 2023
Chris Wells – leader of the Hawkwood volunteer team who have helped to clear and revitalise the natural environment of Flushers Pond and Pond Wood. This walk will include a background history of these two very interesting ponds and an outline of future work. Meet outside Marjorie McClure school, Hawkwood Lane. (Should be ample parking as school holidays)
Wednesday 3rd May 2023
Local birdwatching champion Peter Smart leads us quietly through the woodland to hear early morning, spring bird song and identify what they are. Bring binoculars if you can. Meet at woods entrance through Hazlemere Road underpass.
Wildflowers and Plants
Saturday, 8th July 2023
Guided by John Bruce, Chair of Friends of Jubilee Country Park. Exploring plants and wildflowers that grow in the woods. In what kind of habitat do they flourish? We hope to see an array of species. Meet at woods entrance through Hazlemere Road underpass.
Monday, 2nd October 2023
Local naturalist John Pelter leads us through the woodland to discover and observe a range of fungi specimens. He will explain the different types from the most common to the rare! Meet at woods entrance through Hazlemere Road underpass.
Do I need to secure my spot ?
No, this is not necessary for 2023.
No pre-booking necessary.
Please note the different meeting points per event.