Lesnes Woods

Theseare amazing woods and on the route of 1066 Harold’s Way, introducing many walkers to the delights of Lesnes Abbey Woods and Bostall Woods too. It is a pity that few people know about the woods despite being so close to Central London. They more than rival the better known parks.

Know Your London

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Above: One of the many banks of wild daffodils to be seen at Lesnes Woods.

This article is an opportunity to say that spring is showing plenty of signs of having arrived and that it is therefore time to go exploring into your favourite park or woods. Although much of Central London is becoming more and more built up as time goes by, there are amazing stretches of open land and woodland within Inner London, in addition to the local parks.

Going east, on the south side of the River Thames, the most easterly Inner London Borough is Greenwich. Actually, since the Olympic Games of 2012, it has been renamed the ‘Royal Borough of Greenwich’. We are going to cheat just a little bit and cross over the easternmost part of that borough boundary to take a few steps into the adjacent London Borough of Bexley. Very close to the…

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