Parks, gardens and open spaces - Oxleas Woods, Castle Wood and Jack Wood
- Oxleas Woods, Castle Wood and Jack Wood
A site of special scientific interest (SSSI), the ancient Oxleas woods covers 77 hectares and is at least 8,000 years old. Take a walk through the woods of oak, silver birch, hornbeam and coppice hazel.
The Green Chain Walk runs through the site. The cafe at the top of the hill in the meadow is a popular meeting place.
A trust has been set up, and in 2014 Severndroog Castle reopened its doors to visitors. The 18th century building has a viewing platform with splendid views across London. It also has a tea room and can cater for private functions.
- Map reference
Visit 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 areas
The 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 and a multi-use games area that can be used outside of school hours.
- Park rules
- 020 8856 0100
- Access information
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