Time Trail 1: Submerged Forest, Erith

Erith is the best place in Greater London for viewing the Neolithic / Bronze Age submerged forest. The Thames has only followed its present course through the centre of what became London since the great Anglian Ice Age ended 400,000 years ago. The route of the Thames has varied since then and on both banks at low tide it is possible to find remains of forests that used to cover the banks between 3,000 and 6,000 years ago, long after the most recent ice age was over.

Nearest Train Station: Erith
Bus: 99 bus from Manor Road/Aperfield Road bus stop to Slade Green Road bus stop (2 stops)
Distance: 2.9 km (1.8 miles)

Listen to points of interest on this time trail: