High Elms Country Park
High Elms Country Park
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Sarny
Bexleyheath, UK332 contributions
Couples
Lovely well maintained wood walks to try to follow - signage so so. My husband and I visited with our dog and went to the cafe where dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area but not inside the cafe itself so I was glad I wasn't alone or I would not have been able to order/go inside. We had bacon rolls and coffee costing £14.60 - they were tasty. The car park is relatively small given people drive to country parks and on the Sunday afternoon we visited was not only packed but had a big queue so we had to leave and find parking elsewhere quite a walk away.
Written March 30, 2022
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Zottle
189 contributions
Couples
First time visiting here. It is fairly big country park with woodlands, gardens and ruins of an old mansion etc. We stayed for about 3 hours and walked around a lot of park but there are so many different routes to take that it would need a few visits to walk around it all.
Downsides were that the trails were impossible to follow as the signs were poor and there seemed to be about 10 different trails mentioned as you walked around which aren’t mentioned on the map of the park. We gave up trying to follow a trail as it was too confusing and we just made up our own routes.
Another downside is that there is lots of dog poo around the woods and quite a lot is in poo bags and then just left on the floor! Several lazy and selfish dog owners.
Written August 27, 2022
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If fab!
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Couples
A new place for us to walk with dog . Woodland and open area . Great find . Not least the cafe . Good menu but importantly the food was freshly made and very tasty . Nice staff and given how busy it was , the waiting time wasn’t too long . Outside benches and lots of satisfied customers . Dog treats available at counter ! Will be back
Written April 13, 2022
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Lynn186338
London, UK10 contributions
Woodland lovely to walk around. A number of people still don't understand social distancing unfortunately, and the toilets were disgusting, not even any soap. Considering we are going through a pandemic it would be safer to shut them than leave them open in that condition.
Written July 23, 2020
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MASH000001
Orpington, UK231 contributions
Because of covid this was a welcome walk with my wife and daughter. It is a huge park with lots of places to walk to with old ruins to view that have notices telling you what buildings were there and what they looked like, you can also wander on to the High Elms Golf Course and pick up lost golf balls as nobody can play at the moment. Also a cafe there for a hot drink and they also do food all to take away.
Written January 21, 2021
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sarahmcraye
Kent, UK70 contributions
Family
Visited with my two toddlers, so much space for them to run around but then suddenly realised we was on the golf course.
Once found where we were going the woodland walk was so beautiful. Toilet facilities were fine but at the start/ end of the walk. Friendly people around, great for picnics.
Car park is very small so bit of a nightmare to park.
Written August 18, 2020
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Ankush R
18 contributions
Great place to take a walk or enjoy a picnic. We went there with our new born and took a walk with her in a sling. There is lot of well maintained green spaces as well as a pathway into the wooded wilderness. Highly recommended!
Written December 20, 2020
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sirmark1956
Carradale, UK217 contributions
not worth the petrol money to get there...dogs mess every where.was a sunny day but we stayed about 1/2 hour becouse we were fed up with steping over the dogs mess.
Written September 4, 2012
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Lucyloo_1981
Bromley, UK59 contributions
Family
Tranquil & beautiful gardens, walks & woods...but...the car park is ridiculously small for the amount of people that it attracts, dogs are running off of leads, a messy & unfriendly cafe let the place down. Bins were also overflowing with rubbish from which a dog was feeding out of.
I understand that it's a dog walkers paradise but they need to be kept on leads. I am too a dog owner before you think I dislike dogs but I was sitting enjoying a picnic with my mum & my 3 children when a huge dog came bounding over off of the lead without an owner in site...our picnic was walked all over & my little boys ball was bitten & burst...! When the owner did appear she couldn't have cared less, put him on the lead & walked off as if we were in the wrong...stuck up toff. You can't have dogs running free & picnicing families...someone will get badly hurt.
Written September 1, 2015
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Maria D
Croydon, UK39 contributions
Family
If you have a dog and you live near Bromley then this is the place for a great walk. There are a few facilities in the park itself which are well maintained and there is a great little restaurant which serves good food, a little overpriced but you can take your dog and there's an indoor and outdoor seating area with a wonderful herb garden and a small lake to look out on.
High Elms Wood itself is a nature reserve and is about a 3 mile walk on a wide path through woodlands, abundant with a variety of trees and wildlife I have even seen a deer or two.
The woods are well maintained and you could easily spend a day out, wondering around, getting lost, a picnic etc. Children also enjoy the walk and family's often visit on the weekends and during half term.
Written February 27, 2013
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