Parks & open spaces

Barnehurst has acres of good open parks and woodlands.

Barnehurst  - trees near the golf courseThere is Bursted Wood, Barnehurst Golf course and surrounding open park, Martens Grove and nearby Hall Place Gardens and Danson Park.

Childrens swing parks can be found at the junction of Manor Road/Northall Road and Martens Grove. There are also swing parks at Russell Park and Danson Park in nearby Bexleyheath. The Danson Park swings also as a watersplash area and larger climbing frames (it can get very busy though!).

There are plenty of photos of Barnehurst parks here.

Bursted Wood

Good woodland environment with plenty of tress for the local wildlife habitat. Good for walking, dogs and conkers! Doctors surgery is also located here. Access via Erith Road, Barnehurst or Swanbridge Road, Bexleyheath.

Best for dog walking

Barnehurst Open Space (Golf Course)

Good size public park surrounding the Golf Course and also includes sports pitches along Perry Street. The old BMX track and some of the walkways have become very overgrown but is still a good place for walks and dogs. Access from Perry Street, Mayplace Road, Holmesdale Grove and Taunton Close.

Best for dogs, walks and conkers in the autumn

Martens Grove

This is a large grassed area with mature woodland. Facilities include a children's playground with slides, swings and climbing frames, with a safety surface. There are also tennis courts and a basketball court. The open air swimming pool has been closed and demolished for many years now. Access via Martens Avenue, Bexleyheath.

Best for dog walking

Hall Place

The Gardens of Hall Place are particularly beautiful with a number of features which make it quite a unique experience in the borough. Highlights include a Herb Garden, especially adapted for the blind with labels in Braille, a Rose Garden (with over 4000 roses), the Sunken Garden which is covered in cricaceous, azaleas, camelias and campanulas, the Rock Garden, a Heather Garden and the superb topiary lawn planted in 1935 by Lady Limerick. The park on the left side is suitable for ball games and dogs, the right is more picturesque and good for picnics.

Best for picnics

Danson Park

Danson Park has a large lake (home to watersports and rowing) and plenty of green open spaces for walking. The park has a Green Flag award and is clean and peaceful. There are good facilities for recreational use, whilst the park is also home to events such as the Danson Festival, Water Festival, Open Air Concert, Firework Display, Fun Run, Craft Fayre, South East Counties Motor Show, Dog Show and Circus. The Stables pub and restaurant is located near the gardens and the Manor House is open after a recent refurbishment programme.

Best for football, kites and children

Riverside Gardens

The gardens front the River Thames at Erith. They are located in front of the old Riverside swimming pool/Running Horses pub. Although quite small it does have trees, raised shrub beds, ornamental flower beds, seats and a viewing platform for panoramic views along the Thames Estuary. There is also a riverside walk running along the Thames from this location and the chance to walk on the pier.

Best for Thames Path walks/boat viewing

Places of interest

For places of interest including Hall Place and Eltham Palace please click here.


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