Petts Wood & Hawkwood


Easter Sunday temperatures reached a warm 23 degrees for our day out to Petts Wood and Hawkwood. The drive was about an hour South East of London.

The National Trust has been looking after Petts Wood since 1927 and Hawkwood since 1957.

The weather was perfect to picnic under an old oak tree. The walks were relaxing, the locals were friendly and greeted us as they passed by. Some often offering best ways around the estate when we looked a little puzzled with maps upside down inside out when we came to cross paths.

The woodlands are a haven for birds, butterflies, amphibians and a variety of plant life. It was a delight to see the Bluebells at bloom scattered under the canopy of larger trees as walked around. The sundial memorial in Petts Wood is in memory of builder and promoter for British Summer Time, Mr William Willett who lived nearby in Chistlehurst.

A great start to British Summer Time was enjoyed by all!

If you would like to know more click on the links below:

Petts Wood and Hawkwood - National Trust
British Summer Time - Wikipedia
William Willett - Wikipedia