Abbey Wood to Plumstead

Abbey Wood to Plumstead
Completed: 15 & 20 February2023
Distance: 8.25 miles / 13.2 km
Time: 3.5 – 4.5 hours excluding refreshment stops
Start: Abbey Wood Station, Elizabeth Line
Finish: Plumstead Station, Southeastern Trains
Route: Cross road, go down steps, take left on Fendyke Road
Enter Lesnes Abbey Woods
Pass ruins and continue uphill to edge of wood and follow around periphery
Cross Knee Hill Road, walk briefly along Bostall Hill Road and enter Bostall Woods
Leave Bostall Woods, walk across East Wickham Open Space, then along Plumstead Common
Turn at Waverly Crescent to reach Green Road and follow to Plumstead Station
Toilets at Abbey Wood Station and Lesnes Abbey
Suitable for any reasonably fit walker
A variety of paths, some could be muddy, and a good deal of undulation. Total ascent of 1168 feet
Several sets of steps to climb and descend
Some road crossing and residential walking along residential streets
Comfortable waterproof shoes or boots recommended