Guided tree walk in Sydenham Hill Wood to uncover the ancient landscape of the Great North Wood.
Join our Sydenham Hill Wood Conservation Officer for a guided tree walk as part of London Tree Week. As one of the largest remnants of the Great North Wood, the Wood has a fascinating range of native tree species which indicate the ancient lineage of the habitats.
By identifying the trees and understanding why they are there, a rich natural and cultural history can be uncovered, pointing to a landscape formed after the Ice Age ended some 10,000 years ago and redrawn over the centuries by human industry and settlement.
The trees of Sydenham Hill Wood provide habitat of metropolitan importance to London, with species like the great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, stock dove and tree creeper dependent on the Wood’s populations of sessile oaks to survive.
Need to know
Please wear study footwear fit for uneven paths with gentle inclines, as well as clothing suitable for the conditions.
If there is prolonged heavy rain, thunderstorms or high winds the walk will be postponed to a later date.
This is a free walk, a minimum donation of £2 towards our work is recommended