Evening Tree Walk at Sydenham Hill Wood

Wed, 31/05/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Woodland scene in Sydenham Hill WoodSydenham Hill Wood

Event details

Wed, 31/05/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

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

If you love Sydenham Hill Wood please help us protect it in the long term by becoming a London Wildlife Trust member

Venue location

Inside the Crescent Wood Road gate by the London Wildlife Trust noticeboard,
Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk,
Southwark,
Greater London,
SE26 6LS

Grid reference
TQ344725

Event information

Date
Wednesday 31st May 2017
Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Price / Donation
Free
Audience
All
Suitable for All Ages
Joining Instructions

Meet inside the Crescent Wood Road gate by the London Wildlife Trust notice board

Category
Walk
Trust
London Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Inside the Crescent Wood Road gate by the London Wildlife Trust noticeboard,
Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk,
Southwark,
Greater London,
SE26 6LS
Grid reference
TQ344725
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Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
Mobility
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
What to bring
Sturdy footwear fit for uneven paths and gentle inclines and clothing suitable for the conditions
Contact details
Tel: 07734 599 728
dgreenwood@wildlondon.org.uk
Daniel Greenwood