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Walking-lore: Afternoon family storytelling in Sydenham Hill Woods, Saturday 3 June, 2pm-4pm

London Wildlife Trust Cox's Walk walking lore Imogen Lee

London Wildlife Trust Cox’s Walk walking lore Imogen Lee

Discover the legends and folktales lurking in the woods. This afternoon storytelling session will take families on a walking-lore of Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Woods, where we will use our senses as our guide.

Together we will trace the tale of the orphaned Lambeth girl, who lived among the trees and used them to stow away a book which she had written in her own secret language. Along the way, discover the ghosts of the Victorians who cut through the Woods, only for the Wood to fight back and become a haven for wildlife.

This event is being run in partnership with the Greater London Authority as part of London Tree Week supported by the Mayor of London.

This event is free, but booking is essential as space is limited, please follow the link to book your spot:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walking-lore-afternoon-family-storytellin…

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This afternoon session is aimed at families with younger (5+ years) children. Very young children are welcome but there is a fair bit of walking involved, despite plenty of stops.
Is the site accessible to those with mobility impairments?
Unfortunately much of the site is not accessible by wheelchair, but please do contact us if you are interested, as we can discuss alternative arrangements.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Buses: 197, 185, 176, P13, P4
Forest Hill Station is a 5 minute bus ride/15 minute walk away
Denmark Hill Station is a 15 minute bus ride away
Parking: Crescent Wood Road

Is there toilet access?
There are no facilities available in the reserve. The nearest public loos are at the Horniman Museum, which is 10 minute walk from where we will be meeting.

Who do I contact if I have a question?

email: dgreenwood@wildlondon.org.uk

phone: 020 7252 9186

 


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Learn the ancient art of spoon carving! -September 10 2016

If you’ve ever wanted to try spoon-carving then now’s your chance! The London Wildlife Trust will be running a workshop in Beaulieu Heights on Saturday 10 September.  It is £20 per person and places are limited, so please book early to avoid missing out.

Spoon making

Spoon carving

 

 


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Bat Walk with London Wildlife Trust in Crystal Palace Park

Join London Wildlife Trust and learn to identify bats from their ultrasonic calls using bat detectors.

This event is free and open to everyone and there is no need to book.

Contact Sam for more information

2016_09_01 CPP bat walk


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Great North Wood Walk – Saturday 20 August, 12pm-4pm

Sydenham Hill and Dulwich Wood ©Daniel Greenwood

Sydenham Hill and Dulwich Wood ©Daniel Greenwood

A walk of 4 green miles through the remnants of the Great North Wood

This is the annual Great North Wood walk in  partnership with London Wildlife Trust, the Friends of One Tree Hill, The Horniman Gardens and The Conservation Volunteers.

The walk will begin at One Tree Hill, passing over the hill down to Brenchley Gardens, Wood Vale, Cox’s Walk, Sydenham Hill Wood, Dulwich Wood, Dulwich Upper Wood and finally to Crystal Palace Park.

The Great North Wood is an ancient landscape of woods and commons which has remnants in the wildwood that colonised after the Ice Age ended 10,000 years ago. Though London has been much developed and altered by human industry and settlement, large tracts of the Great North Wood’s ancient woodland still remains, namely in Sydenham Hill and Dulwich Woods.

This is a walk of approximately four miles, taking around 2-3 hours. Please wear walking boots, bring water, sun hat and sun cream if needed, and clothing suitable for the conditions.

Event Location

Meet at the Friends of One Tree Hill notice board next to the temple, near to the junction of Hengrave Road and Honor Oak Park,
One Tree Hill,
Southwark,
SE23


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Family Fun Day – Crystal Palace Park with London Wildlife Trust

It may not be Lewisham, but we thought this event might interest some of our readers!

Join the London Wildlife Trust for pond dipping and hapa zome – the Japanese art of leaf printing.

This event is free and open to everyone as part of the Trust’s Great North Wood project. No need to book.

Contact Sam for more information.

2016 Family fun day


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London Wild Life Trust is seeking funding for Great North Wood Project

2016_02_24 Great North Wood info

Great North Wood Project

The Great North Wood is one of London’s most valuable Living Landscapes. Once covered in woodland and wooded commons, the area is now made-up of over 20 woodland fragments which are supported by a mosaic of parks and other green spaces, linked by gardens and street trees. The Great North Wood remains a hugely important resource that supports over 200 species of trees and flowering plants including wild garlic, early dog violet and bugle. It’s also home to a multitude of fungi, rare insects, birds and small mammals. The Great North Wood has a critical role for access to nature, London’s resilience to climate change, and for our wellbeing.

The project will begin with an initial nine month development stage which will see London Wildlife Trust working with volunteers, community groups and local councils to raise awareness of the woodlands, find out people’s views about how to improve the woodlands for both wildlife and people and how to enhance the ecological value of the surviving parts of the Great North Wood and places in between. If the first stage is successful, the Trust will seek funding of around £700,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to secure significant improvements to the Wood, with the aim of providing substantial benefits to London’s woodland environment and the people that live near to it.

To find out more about the project and how to get involved visit Great North Wood online.  You can also visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.


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Great North Wood Walk – Saturday 15 August 2015 – 12pm – 4pm

Sydenham Hill and Dulwich Woods (Daniel Greenwood)

Sydenham Hill and Dulwich Woods (Daniel Greenwood)

A walk of 4 green miles through the remnants of the Great North Wood

This is the annual Great North Wood walk in partnership with London Wildlife Trust, the Friends of One Tree Hill, The Horniman Gardens and The Conservation Volunteers.

The walk will begin at One Tree Hill, passing over the hill down to Brenchley Gardens, Horniman Nature Trail, Cox’s Walk, Sydenham Hill Wood, Dulwich Wood, Dulwich Upper Wood and finally to Crystal Palace Park.

The Great North Wood is an ancient landscape of woods and commons which has remnants in the wildwood that colonised after the Ice Age ended 10,000 years ago. Though London has been much developed and altered by human industry and settlement, large tracts of the Great North Wood’s ancient woodland still remains, namely in Sydenham Hill and Dulwich Woods.

This is a walk of approximately four miles, taking around 2-3 hours. Please wear walking boots, bring water, sun hat and sun cream if needed, and clothing suitable for the conditions.

Venue Location

Meet at the Friends of One Tree Hill notice board next to the temple, near to the junction of Hengrave Road and Honor Oak Park,

One Tree Hill,
Southwark,
Greater London,
SE23

Contact Details

Email: Daniel Greenwood
Tel: 07734 599 728