Nature Walk Sunday 1st March 2-4pm

Nature Walk Sunday 1st March 2-4pm

Blackheath and Greenwich Park


Sunday 1st March  Ponds, Pits and Deer: a three mile nature walk around Blackheath and Greenwich Park
led by Tom Moulton
Meet @ Blackheath station, 2pm

London Wildlife Trust Spring Events


Sydenham Hill Wood events spring and summer 2015


Volunteers & Supporters Needed

Devonshire Road Nature Reserve

dev rd shelter

Volunteers building a Green-Oak shelter at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve

The winter and early spring is a busy time for maintenance and preparation at the Reserve; it’s the time where we can assess and improve the site before the summer growth and our busy time for visitors. This year we’ve been doing tree and brushwood removal around the edges of our meadows and improving the paths. We have a steady band of volunteers but we’re always looking for more. Tasks can be as light or as heavy as you fancy, from pruning shrubs to felling trees.

Plans are afoot for events this spring and summer, culminating in the Festival in the Forest on 5th July; the festival is in its 4th year now and goes from strength to strength with nearly 500 visitors last year watching the musicians and bands on two stages and enjoying the food and drink on offer in the beautiful surroundings of the reserve. There are also regular ‘Muddy Boots’ sessions for pre-school children and watercolour classes every week. The reserve is always open on the last Sunday afternoon in the month, but other events can be found at our website;

The Friends of Devonshire Road Nature Reserve (FDRNR) have been running the site for 15 years now and made huge improvements over those years; the current committee of 7 volunteers are really committed to the reserve and we’ve been awarded the Green Pennant year after year, but we are in desperate need of someone to help run our website and publicity; if your skill is with a computer rather than a bow-saw or a spade, please contact us or come to our AGM on Sunday 22nd March and meet the crew; we’d love to have you on board.

170 Devonshire Road, SE23 3SZ

Big Community Seed Swap


Muddy Boots Children’s Nature Group

Muddy Boots Children’s Nature Group


Devonshire Road Nature Reserve

Holly Muddy Boots 6

Horniman Museum-Big Garden Birdwatch


The Big Garden Birdwatch

Winter Tree ID – Sunday 25th January from 13:00-15:00.

SHW Winter id

Winter Tree ID walk at Sydenham Hill Wood on Sunday 25th January from 13:00-15:00. Please meet inside the Crescent Wood Road entrance, wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the conditions.


This walk is designed to help you to learn how to identify trees when not in leaf. As remnant ancient woodland, Sydenham Hill Wood has a range of native tree species but also, after the development of Victorian villas and resulting gardens, there are a number of non-native and exotic trees which can also be found. This walk is a good way to get into the natural and cultural history of the Great North Wood, its trees, and its continuing relevance to our way of life today.


This is a free walk, donations are welcome. Thank you to everyone who came to our events in 2014, we counted over 1100 people, more than double that of 2013. You have also been very generous in donating over £1,600 towards our work in economically challenging times. We value the interest and contributions of our supporters and visitors to our reserves greatly.


And finally, we have released a short film about our conservation work at Sydenham Hill Wood which you can watch online here.


I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year on behalf of London Wildlife Trust staff and our wonderful volunteers.
Very best wishes,



Daniel Greenwood

Conservation Project Officer, Sydenham Hill Wood

London Wildlife Trust


Mobile: 07734 599 728


Centre for Wildlife Gardening

28 Marsden Road

East Dulwich


SE15 4EE


Twitter: @wildlondon_SHW

Facebook: SydenhamHillWood


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