Family bird walk at New Cross Gate Cutting

A message from our friends at the London Wildlife Trust

A family-friendly guided walk through New Cross Gate Cutting to take in the wonder of birdsong.

Event details

Date: Saturday 7 May
Time: 8am-9.30am
Location: Vesta Road, Lewisham, SE4 2NT
Doges: Guide dogs only
Mobility: Uneven topography, including some steps and steep paths
Wheelchair access: No


Join London Wildlife Trust’s Great North Wood team at New Cross Gate Cutting on Saturday 7th May 2022 for a birding walk.

The birdsong that erupts early in the morning telling us that a new day has begun is at its peak in Spring – the earliest occurrence is called the dawn chorus. From wrens to robins, tits to finches, come and hear the birds singing in one of nature’s best concerts and explore this wonderful nature reserve.

The event will start at 8.00am at New Cross Gate Cutting, the entrance to which is via the London Wildlife Trust branded green gates on Vesta Road.

The event is open to all and free to attend.

Please note the following:

  • No dogs, except guide dogs are allowed in the Nature Reserve.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather as the event will be outdoors.
  • Please wear appropriate footwear for walking on potentially muddy paths in the woods.
  • There are no toilets onsite.
  • The terrain is uneven, including steps, so please keep this in mind when booking
  • You may wish to bring binoculars with you and if you don’t have any, we will have some to lend out.

If you have any questions about this event then please email us at

This walk is delivered free of charge as part of London Wildlife Trust’s Great North Wood project funded by the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. Donations to London Wildlife Trust are welcome.


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