Scadbury Park Nature Reserve lies on the eastern edge of Chislehurst, overlooking the valley of the River Cray. With over 300 acres of beautiful countryside to explore, it forms part of a wildlife corridor linking to open countryside from Jubilee Country Park through Petts Wood and Scadbury along the London Loop.

The Friends of Scadbury work to enable residents and visitors to enjoy this wild and natural haven. Find our more here...

What's new at Scadbury Park

SOS - Help save our meadows

Years of neglect have resulted in the deterioration of Scadbury's meadows.  We hold regular Meadows SOS workdays where we invite volunteers to come - armed with a pair of secateurs, if you have them - to learn about the fascinating and unique meadow habitat and to take part in the urgent task restoring it.  See maintenance workdays calendar for upcoming dates - tools provided.

Technology comes to Scadbury

Have you tried out the QR codes around the Acorn Trail yet - just scan the code and look and learn. More...

What's happening in September?

There's plenty to do or see in Scadbury throughout the year. In September look for Elderberries and Rose-hips then spot the Chiff-Chaffs and Blackcaps...What to look for in September...

Maintenance Days

Help us maintain the park throughout the year. Regular, light maintenance work is needed throughout the year - become a member of our enjoyable and supportive maintenance groups. See the attached for more information...

Next litter picking day

29 October at Perry Street Car Park. Meet at 10.00am at Perry Street car park. (Litter picking equipment and bags provided – we work until 12.00 noon)
These quarterly litter picking days have been enormously successful at reducing the impact of litter in the park.  We do however need to keep up the good work! Please join us on the litter picking days and report litter “hot spots” so that we can tackle them.

ODAS and the moated manor

The Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS), hold a licence to research the site of the medieval moated manor at the heart ot Scadbury. They run an Open Weekend each September, taking place this year on Sat 10th & Sun 11th.. Find out more here...


We would love to hear your views about Scadbury Park.

  • If you have a few moments, please fill in the short survey, which you can access here...
  • If you have any interesting photographs of Scadbury, past or present, please send them to us.
  • If you would like to learn more, wish to get more involved, or have any comments or suggestions, please contact the Friends