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Directory: Parks, gardens and open spaces: Oxleas Woods, Castle Wood and Jack Wood

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TitleOxleas Woods, Castle Wood and Jack Wood
SummaryA Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the ancient Oxleas woods cover 77 hectares and are at least 8,000 years old. Take a walk through the woods of oak, silver birch, hornbeam and coppice hazel.
AddressShooters Hill,
London SE9
AreaEltham
Map reference
HighlightsVisit Severndroog Castle - built in 1784 as a memorial to William James of the East India Company, it stands in Castle Wood. Jack Wood, next to Castle Wood, has a terrace garden, from which visitors may enjoy spectacular views across London. It also has an attractive rose garden.
Sports and play areasThe park ranger service†conducts walks in Oxleas Woods†every Thursday and†on the second Sunday of†every month at 10am. Meet†by the cafe on the meadow off Shooters Hill.

There is also an outdoor gym in the park.
Emailparks@royalgreenwich.gov.uk
Telephone020 8921 6885
Access informationFind access information on Oxleas Woods, Castle Wood and Jack Wood at DisabledGo: http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/oxleas-wood/royal-borough-of-greenwich
Park friends group informationShooters Hill Woodlands Working Party
Secretary: Laurie Baker
Email: laurie.baker@btinternet.com
List of all park 'friends' groups: http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/parkfriendslist

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