Bat Walk at Sydenham Hill Wood

A bat walkA bat walk

Event details

Fri, 05/07/2019 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

A nocturnal wildlife walk in Sydenham Hill Wood


Join us for a guided walk of Sydenham Hill Wood to discover bats, tawny owls and hedgehogs. Using bat detectors, our site warden and volunteers will reveal a hidden, nocturnal world in urban south London.

Sydenham Hill Wood is part ancient woodland, one of the largest remaining fragments of the Great North Wood which once stretched from Deptford to Selhurst. The following species have been recorded at the Wood: soprano pipistrelle, common pipisrelle, nathusius pipistrelle, brown long-eared, natterer's, Leisler's, noctule and serotine.

Tawny owls are known to breed in the Wood and the local area and can be heard calling in daylight hours as well as in the deep of night. Males call 'twoo' and females 'ke-wick'.

Meet at the Crescent Wood Road entrance. 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

Meet inside the Crescent Wood Road gate,
Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk,
Southwark,
Greater London,
SE26 6SB

Grid reference
TQ344725

Event information

Date
Friday 5th July 2019
Time
9:00pm - 11:00pm
Price / Donation
Free
Audience
All
Suitable for All Ages
Joining Instructions

Meet inside the Crescent Wood Road gate. The walk will begin and end at this point.

Category
Walk
Trust
London Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Meet inside the Crescent Wood Road gate,
Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk,
Southwark,
Greater London,
SE26 6SB
Grid reference
TQ344725
Get directions
Plan your journey
Public transport
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Wheelchair Access
no
Mobility
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
What to bring
Clothing suitable for the conditions
Dogs
yes on lead
Contact details
Tel: 0797 1315 245
rdowse@wildlondon.org.uk
Rachel Dowse