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Green Chain winter wanders

If you’re looking for  great ways to spend winter days then the beautiful open spaces of South East
London could be the perfect answer.

The Green Chain walks span the whole area so you can dip in or take a longer hike – whatever suits – and enjoy some fresh air and panoramic views, and walk off some of that Christmas Pud!

The Green Chain now has a “What’s-On” guide so that you can see at a glance what is happening on or
near your very own regional park- and it takes all the hassle out of planning what to do with the kids!

There are dozens of organised events, walks and talks – the vast majority of which are free.

The events listed below are just a very short selection of what’s on offer; for more information
about individual events just click on to the “What’s On” page of the web site, or sign-up tothe bi-monthly newsletter by emailing

Cllr Susan Wise, Lewisham Council’s Cabinet Member for Customer Services said:

“This is the perfect time of year to get out and about to explore the beauty of the surroundings and the
history of our area
– all of which is so easily accessible through  the Green Chain Walk. Weekends provide an ideal opportunity for everyone to discover more about their local area.”

Nature’s Gym Beckenham Place Park Thursday 12 January 11am-2pm

Meet at the Mansion House car park. Nearest train station: Beckenham Hill

Walk from Grove Park to Streatham Saturday 14 January

Meet at Grove Park Station at 9.27am

BusyBees– Lively sessions for Under 5s and their carers

Wednesday 8 February 11.15-11.45am. Horniman Museum, 100London Road, SE23 3PQ

Nearest train station: Forest Hill

Nature’s Gym Chinbrook Meadows Thursday 9 February11am-2pm

Meet by the rangers office at theAmblecote Rd entrance. Nearest train station:GrovePark

NatureTrail Discovery Wednesday 15 February 2-3.30pm

Horniman Gardens, 100 London Road,SE23 3PQ. Nearest train station: Forest Hill

Beckenham Place Park Conservation Saturday 10 March

Meet onthe Mansion steps at 10am. Nearest train station: Beckenham Hill

Walking the Green Chain Geotrail Saturday 17 March 10.30am-4pm

Meet at Thames Barrier café, SE18 5NJ. Nearest train station: Charlton

For more information please contact Mark Budd, Green Chain Project Officer 020 8921 5876