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High Elms Country Park, Bromley

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High Elms Country Park is an extensive 250acre public park on the North Downs in Farnborough in the London Borough of Bromley. It is a Local Nature Reserve, and together with the neighbouring Downe Bank, a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The park surrounds High Elms Golf Course, and has extensive woodland, chiefly oak and beech, chalk meadows and formal gardens. It also has a cafe, a visitor centre, nature and history trails and car parks.The rangers of the Bromley Countryside Service, who manage borough owned parks, are based at the park.There is access from High Elms Road and Shire Lane.HistoryThe history of the High Elms estate can be traced back to the Norman Conquest, when it was given by William the Conqueror to his half-brother, Odo, bishop of Bayeux. In the early nineteenth century it was acquired by the Lubbock family, and in 1840 the astronomer and banker, Sir John Lubbock, 3rd Baronet inherited it on the death of his father. He built a grand new mansion in the Italian style. He became a friend of Charles Darwin, who lived nearby at Down House, and Lubbock's son, the fourth baronet, also called John Lubbock and later Baron Avebury, was a close friend of Darwin and frequent visitor to Down House from his childhood.
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  • We came here as it was close to the wife's grandma and wanted take her out for the day (wheelchair user) only problem I have with this park is the first main car park is to small and it was only one t...  more »
  • High Elms is lovely and only 15 minutes drive from Bromley... Not only that, it has a cracking Cafe,  more »
  • A very nice country park with walks under the trees and open areas for picnicking and playing games. Ideal for families. Parking can get busy. There is also useful cafe  more »
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  • An absolute gem of a place with substantial history, 30 min to 3 hour trails, a decent cafe with outdoor seating and an informative education centre that's not just for the kiddies.
  • A wonderful park for walking and exploring, for all ages. Check out the Green Roof cafĂ© as well for excellent food at very reasonable prices
  • Great family friendly cafe, fun place to explore with kids. Green open spaces and deep dark woods. Love it!
  • On a hot summer's day a stroll through the shady woods is lovely!
  • Nice place to go for a walk or picnic There is also cafe and toliet onsite. You do need a car to get here unless you going walking a lot.