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Bostall Heath and Woods

Bostall Heath and Woods
Bostall Heath and Woods is a large open expanse of grass, with areas of woodland, like Shooters Hill, which was once the haunt of highwaymen. Although now bricked up, there's a cave in the woods named after the most famous highwayman of all, Dick Turpin.

The Green Chain Walk runs through the site. The open grass areas are ideal for informal ball games.

A bowling green is available for hire. This can be found in Longleigh Lane, off Bostall Hill. Opposite the bowling green is an outdoor gym, installed as part of the Royal Borough's Olympic legacy and all-weather cricket practice nets. There is also an orienteering route on site.
Bostall Hill,
Abbey Wood SE2
Abbey Wood
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Sports and play areas

Bowling green, cricket nets, orienteering, outdoor gym. The park is part of the Green Chain Walk. Dartford Orienteering Klubb runs events and courses for people of all ages and experience in Bostall Woods and Oxleas Woods.

020 8856 0100
Access information
Wheelchair access is available to some parts of the park, including toilets.
Further information
See the grass cuttings for this park at
Park friends group information
The Friends of Bostall Heath and Woods help look after the gardens, clear paths, rebuild steps and path supports, and care for the wildlife and woodland.

Weekly working groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the working party meets once a month on a Sunday.

Find out more information on their Facebook page or visit the Rangers Compound in the woods.

The Friends of Coldharbour Open Spaces invites new members to join them. Please email them on
Friends of Park website