Wildlife walk – Sunday 14 June -2pm

Wildlife walk - Sunday 14 June   Meet outside Sydenham station (on the Station Approach side) at 2pm. The guided walk will go through Sydenham Wells Park and then go on to explore the Hillcrest Estate Woodland and the Dulwich and Sydenham Hill woods. We'll see a lake and a nature reserve, both ends of a disused … Continue reading Wildlife walk – Sunday 14 June -2pm

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Dacres Wood Open day -Sat 28th March

  Dacres Wood Nature Reserve Saturday 28th March Dacres Wood will be having its first Open Day for 2015. The Reserve will be open from 1-4pm The Reserve will be open last Saturdays in the month Mar-Oct 2015. You can find us behind Homefield House on Dacres Road SE23 2NX. Also there will also be an opportunity … Continue reading Dacres Wood Open day -Sat 28th March

Dacres Wood Open Day -Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve invite you to a Teddy Bears Picnic for the next Open Day. Saturday 31st May 1-4pm. Dacres Wood Nature Reserve will be open the last Saturday of every month. If you would like to volunteer and help out on the day please contact us or speak with us on … Continue reading Dacres Wood Open Day -Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Heritage Lottery consultation for Beckenham Place Park

  Lewisham Council is currently working on a Heritage Lottery bid for Beckenham Place Park. Have a look at some of the preliminary ideas to improve the park. Have your say and talk with the landscape architects to feed back on the ideas and to provide some of your own suggestions for improvements. The consultation event is … Continue reading Heritage Lottery consultation for Beckenham Place Park

Shackleton plays truant in the ‘Silverdale Wood’ (Dacres Wood Reserve)

With thanks to Jan Piggott and  Steve Grindlay for the following information. It is well known that Ernest Shackleton passed his schooldays in Sydenham, as commemorated by the Blue Plaque on the large house on Westwood Hill next to St Bartholomew’s Church, now called ‘St David’s’, but originally ‘Aberdeen House’.  He was the son of Dr Henry … Continue reading Shackleton plays truant in the ‘Silverdale Wood’ (Dacres Wood Reserve)