A dog friendly walk from DogPeople
Keston Ponds and Ravensbourne Open Space
Keston Ponds car park is off the A233, Westerham Road, Keston, BR2 6HA. (Sat Nav coordinates: N51.3591666, -E0.0333268). Also accessible by public transport, the R2 and 320 buses stop nearby.
- Map - Explorer 147 Sevenoaks & Tonbridge also Explorer 162 Greenwich & Gravesend
- Distance - 1/4 to 2 miles
- Stiles - None, some steps near ponds but these can be avoided
- Date walked - November 2017
There is also road parking in Fishponds Road. Both parking areas can get very busy at weekends.The site offers dog walks to suit all ages and abilities from 1/4 to approx 2 miles. Children and dogs should be supervised at all times near the water and by roads.
Lottie did a clockwise circular walk in November 2017, approximately 2 miles long. We started from the main car park and walked around Keston Ponds, then across Fishponds Road into the woods of Ravensbourne Open Space (aka Padmall Wood), back past Keston C of E Primary School, across Fish Ponds Road near to the war memorial, past the iron age earth works and then back to the car park.
This was Lottie's first visit and she enjoyed herself exploring, sniffing and paddling in the stream (River Ravensbourne). The source of this is at Caesar's Well by the car park. There is a mixture of woodland and open spaces including heath land. Walks can be varied in length to suit you and your dogs mobility.
Litter bins are located at the car park and on paths near Keston Ponds. There are some benches for resting and one picnic table near the larger pond.
About Keston Ponds
Keston Common incorporating Ravensbourne Open Space and Padmall Wood is registered as a Site of Special Scientific Interest as well as having Ancient Scheduled Monument status. More recently the area has been designated as a Local Nature Reserve. The Common is just 14 miles from the heart of London making and a great resource for everyone in the community.
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