The 72 hectares (180 acres) of Chislehurst Commons are made up of woodland, heathland, acid grassland, wetlands and ponds, as well as the open grass areas which host community events.
These events include the annual Crowning of the May Queen, the Open Air Cinema, Rotary Club Summer Fair, the Big Draw, and special events such as the Royal Jubilee and the Queen’s 80th birthday celebrations.
Although the Commons are stretched out along the A208 and fragmented by a network of busy roads, they are shielded around much of their perimeter by other woodlands and open spaces. Boundaries are shared with Scadbury Nature Reserve, Tong Farm and the National Trust’s Petts Wood and Hawkwood Estate.
The Commons has also been home to the West Kent Cricket Club for over 200 years, making it one of the of the oldest places in this country where cricket has been played.
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