Wildflower Walk at Sydenham Hill Wood

Sun, 23/06/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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Event details

Sun, 23/06/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join us for a guided walk looking at the diverse plant communities in this urban secondary/ancient woodland

Join us for a guided walk looking at the diverse plant communities in this urban secondary/ancient woodland

Sydenham Hill Wood has undergone much change and disturbance in the past 150 years meaning that the plant communities have changed and adapted to the conditions enforced upon them by man. The reserve is a remnant of the once vast Great North Wood which stretched from Deptford to Selhurst.

Many of the Wood's most common plants are colonisers of disturbed ground. The now closed Crystal Palace High Level railway allowed for the arrival of spectacular plants like rosebay willowherb, which is a mainstay of the Wood's main glade in summer.

Attendees require no knowledge prior to the walk but an appreciation of conservation and the pressures on urban wildlife are important to bear in mind. Wildflowers are threatened at the Wood by trampling in sensitive areas, nutrification from dog fouling and the impacts of thoughtless foraging. Also please note this is not a foraging event.

For your own safety please wear suitable clothing, including sturdy footwear. If there is inclement weather the walk may be postponed. Although this is a free walk, donations to London Wildlife Trust are welcome.


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Venue location

Inside the Crescent Wood Road entrance by the notice board.,
Sydenham Hill Wood,
London,
SE26 6SB

Event information

Date
Sunday 23rd June 2019
Time
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Price / Donation
Free
Audience
Beginners
Suitable for All Ages
Trust
London Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Inside the Crescent Wood Road entrance by the notice board.,
Sydenham Hill Wood,
London,
SE26 6SB
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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
Wildflower ID chart or guide and clothing/footwear suitable for the conditions
Dogs
assistance dogs only
Contact details
Tel: 0797 1315 245
rdowse@wildlondon.org.uk
Rachel Dowse