Braeburn Park

Region: South East

This diverse greenspace in Crayford, near Dartford is a haven for local wildlife with an intriguing range of habitats including a mix of chalk, acid and neutral grassland, scrub, relict orchard, mature woodland, sandy banks and gravel cliffs. It is a great place to spot butterflies and other insects in spring and summer.


Lower Station Road, Crayford, DA1 3RG

Site size: 22 hectares

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

Open access

Car Parking

Nearby at Crayford Rail Station


(click here to find the nearest public toilets)



Entrance cost



Much of the reserve has uneven path surfaces and camber with steep inclines, although wheelchair access is possible from Lower Station Road via a gate.




Well controlled dogs are welcome and must be on a lead at all times.

Things to do

Walking, bird watching and wildlife spotting.

Conservation, Wildlife, Flora, Fauna

A site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation. Wansunt Pit (located within the site) is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Other nearby attractions

Ruxley Gravel Pits, The Warren, Birdbrook Road Nature Reserve

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Braeburn Park Contact

The site contact for our Braeburn Park space is Shaun Marriott Tel: 07710 194 268

This space is managed in partnership with London Wildlife Trust


Braeburn Park is a place that was created as part of a large residential development in Braeburn, Crayford. The site, originally known as the ‘Gun Club Site’ was a contaminated brownfield site and as such, provided some challenges in finding a long-term management solution.

But now, the Land Trust, which is very experienced in dealing with and providing solutions for these types of complex sites has been brought in to manage the site in the long term.

Due to its historical use, it is closely and regularly monitored for any potential environmental risks to ensure that it is safe for the local community and for wildlife.

The park and woodland is a green open space that has been reclaimed from land that was previously used in industry and as such, has complex needs for long term management.


The Land Trust aims to create a new green open space and nature conservation area to sit within this large, residential development.

The park and woodland will be managed so it evolves and thrives to become an exciting green space for the people of Braeburn Park and beyond.

As owners of the site, the Land Trust manage it in partnership with London Wildlife Trust.

Land Trust Contact

To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Manager Steve Crosby .

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