Places to see birds

Braeburn Park is a site of 22.25 hectares and is situated in Crayford on the far side of the railway from Hall Place and Crayford Rough. More...

Bursted Woods and adjoining open space

Where: Barnehurst. Bounded by Rydal Drive to the north, Erith Rd (A220) to the east, the London to Dartford via Bexleyheath railway line to the south and Wenvoe Avenue to the west. More...

Crayford Marshes is an area of marshland alongside the River Darent just before it joins the Thames north of Dartford. It is a designated Site of Special Scientific InterestThe site offers tidal mud and reedbeds. In winter, flooded areas provide high tide roosts for waders. The Darent Barrier at the river mouth is surrounded by areas of mud popular with waders and wildfowl. More...

Over 30 species of birds may be seen in a visit to the park although over 60 species have been recorded over the years. In addition to common birds, kingfisher, green woodpecker, greater spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, grey wagtail, jackdaw, goldfinch, coal tit, long-tailed tit, gold crest, ring-necked parakeets, grey heron, mute swan, great-crested grebe, little grebe, coot, moorhen and Egyptian geese may be seen. Raptors seen include sparrow- hawk and kestrel with an occasional common buzzard, peregrine falcon, red kite and hobby. More...

The site is situated in the north-west corner of Bexley and consists of 34 hectares of the former estate of East Wickham House. More...

This area of meadows and ancient woodland is the largest open space in Bexley and has the River Cray running throughout its length. More...

HALL PLACE is a Grade I listed Tudor mansion, built for a former Lord Mayor of London, Sir John Champneys, in 1537 using second- hand stone probably from dissolved monastic buildings. More...

Joydens Wood

This 136 hectare(325acres) site straddles the border between Bexley and Dartford and is within walking distance of Bexley Village. Its name is derived from William Joydane who was granted woodland in the area in 1556. More...

Being a small patch, Lamorbey Park does not have an impressively large amount of wildlife that some areas in Bexley have but my research has unearthed around 105 species of bird. More...

Lesnes Abbey was founded by Richard de Luci, Chief Justiciar of England in 1178 and dedicated to Saint Mary and Saint Thomas the Martyr More...

Thames Road Wetlands

Originally a low-lying wet field, crossed towards the eastern end by the canalised River Wansunt, it was excavated to form a permanent wetland that was flooded in the latter part of 2007 More...

Crossness Nature Reserve and Crossness Southern Marsh, located in the London Borough of Bexley, together form 50 ha of Thames estuary grazing marsh and part of the Erith Marsh complex; one of the last remaining fragments of grazing marsh in Greater London. The sites consist of marshland, reedbeds, ditches and dykes, lagoons and wader scrapes, grazed and ungrazed grassland, and scrub. More...