Bear 23: Bear Throne

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Take a minute to rest in this recently carved Bear Throne. Snap a photo and send it to us on Social Media!

You are currently in Scadbury Park which has an active Friend’s Group.

You can now either complete the Scadbury Loop, back to where you entered the park or if you wish to continue the trail, take the scenic countryside route to Chislehurst Station or follow the main road towards the station.

Countryside Route

Retrace your steps to the signpost towards Perry street car park and after the paw print post take the narrow path on the left opposite the Scadbury Park Post 5 following the London Loop. At the end of this path turn right, then left onto the tarmac road until you reach St Paul’s Cray Road (A208).  Cross the road and enter St Pauls Cray Common.

Take the immediate left path and continue on the London Loop to the Chislehurst Commons noticeboard. Head for the National Trust Petts Wood sign and then come off the London Loop by taking the right hand turn along the field.  You are now on the Petts Wood Circular Walk.

At the end of this path, take a right then immediate left into Hawkwood. Note this path is stepped and uneven. Where the hedgerow ends, go through the gap onto the right-hand path and continue following this bridleway past Coopers School. 

At the end at the Petts Wood and Hawkwood board turn left into Botany Bay Lane then take first right signposted Public Footpath along the edge of the field.

At the end of the path take the immediate left. This will come out at Pond Wood. Stop a while on the tree seat carved by Will Lee and enjoy the view of the pond and the countryside.

Continue down and round the pond and along the path following the National Trust footprint signs. This will merge with a main path – turn left and head down the hill, over the bridge over the river and straight on.

Turn right into Gosshill Road. Continue until you reach the A222. Use the bridge to cross the road and head straight across to Chislehurst Station.

Road Route

Exit Scadbury and head up Perry Street to the crossroads of A222/A208. There are a number of cafes, restaurants and pubs in close proximity including The Cockpit micropub, The Bulls Head, The Crown, The Tiger’s Head, and Walnuts Café.

Follow the A222 towards Bickley. Chislehurst Station is on your right, on Summer Hill.

The Bear Necessities!

Find out more about our bears, how they’re funded, and important information about accessibility and dogs here.

Did you know…

You can download our Chislehurst Bear Trail Map to print at home and follow along? Download the map as a Colour PDF here.

Each bear has an individual QR code which you can scan on your mobile device to follow the Bear Trail around the village. Find out how to use these QR codes here.

We hope to see your photos of our Chislehurst Bears shared via social media!
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