‘Those who can, hill’
A bitty section, this – lots of skipping around and road walking, I’m afraid. It would be more substantial if we were able to persuade the households circling Brockley Hill Park to convert it from a private park into a public one. Failing that, come the revolution, we’re gunning for you, BHP householders.
In the absence of revolutionary spirit we head instead from the southernmost edge of Ladywell Fields to the bijou Ravensbourne Park Gardens (not to be confused with what has now been re-named Brookmill Park, up in Deptford). This was originally the private park for the local gentry’s estate – it’s slick with private parks round here. Tells you all you need to know about the area, clearly – there is some nice property porn around, for the Kirstie Allsopp wannabes among you. Also, play ‘spot the vintage car’.
The view from Ravensbourne Park Gardens
On Blythe Hill Fields, looking back towards Hilly Fields
(being foggy at the time, it wasn't the best day for long-distance views)
Friends of Blythe Hill Fields http://www.blythehillfields.org.uk/
The Chandos: http://www.thegoodpubguide.co.uk/pub/view/Chandos-SE23-1LN
Le Querce: http://www.hardens.com/az/restaurants/group/g516/le-querce-group.htm