Peckham Rye Common and Park walk
This is a publically contributed event and not a council event. If you would like, you can submit your own event and have it appear on our website (subject to review).
We meet at the Clock -house PH. proceed to the northern part of the common and then head south to the park of which we perform a circuit.
Other Social Media:no
We enter The Gardens, learn about the WW2 features there. At the Lido site we learn of the history of the open air lido. We visit a Peckham Society plaque commemorating the site of the largest loss of life in the WW2. We walk across the common to another Peckham Society plaque which features the site of an Italian POW camp which was there during WW2. We visit the park which was opened in 1894 and converted from Homestall Farm. Some of the original features remain, the copper beech trees at the oval flower bed, the lake with its provision of wildfowl. We have the Sexby garden, the American Garden which has been recently replanted with bushes and trees from the eastern USA. The arboretum lies to the south of these gardens. In the SW corner of the park adjacent to The Elms is an an area of biodiversity which remains wet during the year and is associated with the course of the river Peck.
By Bus:63, 363, 12 & 197.
By Tube:Elephant and Castle
By Train:Honor Oak Park
Access for wheelchair users
Assistance dogs welcome
If steps outside no more than 3
Level access toilet
Positive about disabled people
Not accessible with wheel chairs and for the partially ambulant because of many steps. Push chairs with much difficulty.