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Beckenham Place Park
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 2005
Declaring Authority: London Borough of Lewisham
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Grid Reference: TQ 383 707
Location: Beckenham Hill Road, Lewisham. SE6
Owned by: London Borough of Lewisham
Managed by: London Borough of Lewisham
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Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Situated off Beckenham Hill Road A2015, off the main A21 Bromley Road.
Train: Beckenham Hill Station (for the main entrance) or Ravensbourne Station to the south.
The site has easy transport links to Catford and Lewisham town centre, bus 181.
Visitor facilities: The site has car parking, toilets and café all available at the Mansion House.
A visitor centre, run by the Friends of Beckenham Place Park, is open most Sundays and provides information on the park's history and natural history.
What to see: One of the best wildlife sites in the Borough with a variety of high quality habitats. These include the most extensive ancient woodland in Lewisham, the most diverse acid grassland, the most natural stretch of river, probably the oldest pond and the only willow carr. Some of the parkland trees are very old and pre-date the landscaping of the park. The high diversity of plants and animals include numerous locally rare species and several nationally rare invertebrates have been recorded. There are features of historical and archaeological interest and facilities for golf and other sports. The park is very popular for formal and informal recreation.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Friends of Beckenham Place Park hold working party work days.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Borough of Lewisham
Contact GreenScene
Tel: 020 8314 2047
Tel: 020 8314 6000 (24 hours)
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Beckenham Place Park Local Nature Reserve.

Last updated 24/03/2015
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