Maryon Wilson Animal Park, London

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Maryon Park is an urban public park located in Charlton in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It is situated on the A206 south of the Thames Barrier. There is access from Woolwich Road, Charlton Lane and Thorntree Road. It is part of the Maryon Wilson Park and Gilbert's Pit Local Nature Reserve.
Charlton sandpits, which were originally part of an area known as Hanging Wood, were presented to the London County Council in 1891 by the Maryon-Wilson family, and one of the pits became Maryon Park. Another pit became Charlton Athletic's football ground, The Valley.
The park was originally wooded and, together with what is now Maryon Wilson Park, was known as Hanging Woods. This was a wild wooded area and formed an ideal retreat for highwaymen who robbed travellers on Shooters Hill and Blackheath. Those who were caught were hanged here – hence the name.
The park contains grassland, with hawkweed, gorse and broom.
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  • Attended here today with my dog. It’s completely free. It’s a rare gem that I wasn’t aware existed on my doorstep. They have a deer enclosure, horse enclosure, bird (ducks & chickens) enclosure & a go...  more »
  • Lovely family visit to see the animals, set in a green space. On a Wednesday you can feed the animals and learn more about them.  more »
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  • Lovely community park with farm animal enclosures and deer enclosure. Great for dog walking and big enough for a short circular walk. You can follow the green chain signs that link to other parks close by. I have enjoyed spending time here all seasons all of my life.
  • Its a nice place for outing with kids. However there is no cafè or toilet facilities. Bit of a walk from the car park. Benches are available very closely so you do have an option to sit down if you are tired of walking on those slopes.
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