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14 May 2012

Visit High Elms Country Park

Deep in Outer South East London, near Orpington, High Elms Country Park is a 250 acre area of woodland, meadows and parkland, open to the public to explore all year round.

The Park was originally part of the aristocratic High Elms Estate, owned by the Lubbock family, but in 1938 it was sold to Kent County Council to become a nurses' training centre, then when the area was adopted as part of the London Borough of Bromley in 1965, the estate came too, opening to the public as a park.

Today the park, which borders the High Elms Golf Course, offers access to woodland, a nature centre, chalk meadow, an ice well, formal gardens and wildflower meadows. It is also a site of special scientific interest.

For more, see http://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/1008/nature_reserves/400/high_elms_country_park_local_nature_reserve

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