Garthorne Road Nature Reserve July After School Event

The Friends are hosting an After School event for families bring a picnic along if you want. There will be some children activities such as hunting mini beasts as well a Tree Trail sheet as well.

Suggested donation £2

 Please note there are no toilets on the site.

Sorry No Dogs or BBQ’S please.

The Garthorne Road Nature Reserve is run wholly by volunteers. Any profits or donations are used to maintain or improve the Nature Reserve and provide educational events for the local community. Donations to the reserve is welcomed.

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve conduct monthly volunteer days are on the second Saturday of each month and starts at 11am – 3.30pm. We meet at main entrance on Beadnell Road. The work ranges from controlling non-native species to surveying and recording the many wildlife species. if you wish to join us please reserve a place.

Further information can be found on the Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Volunteering page.

As per government guidance, Covid-19 restrictions ended on Monday 19th July 2021 across England. However, the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve will still maintain certain precautions across various areas of operation and Lewisham Council Nature Conservation managers have been given the choice to incorporate elements of previous guidance in order to make ourselves and volunteers feel comfortable and safe whilst volunteering.

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve June events

The Friends are hosting two Open Days in June the first is on Saturday 18th June and is a general one for everyone and the second one on Friday 25th June is for families bring a picnic along if you want. . There will be some children activities such as hunting mini beasts as well a Tree Trail sheet as well.

Suggested donation £2 Please note there are no toilets on the site.

Sorry No Dogs or BBQ’S please.

The Garthorne Road Nature Reserve is run wholly by volunteers. Any profits or donations are used to maintain or improve the Nature Reserve and provide educational events for the local community. Donations to the reserve is welcomed.

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve conduct monthly volunteer days are on the second Saturday of each month and starts at 11am – 3.30pm. We meet at main entrance on Beadnell Road. The work ranges from controlling non-native species to surveying and recording the many wildlife species. if you wish to join us please reserve a place.
Further information can be found on the Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Volunteering page.
As per government guidance, Covid-19 restrictions ended on Monday 19th July 2021 across England. However, the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve will still maintain certain precautions across various areas of operation and Lewisham Council Nature Conservation managers have been given the choice to incorporate elements of previous guidance in order to make ourselves and volunteers feel comfortable and safe whilst volunteering.

Joint Workday with the London Wildlife Trust

Saturday 11th June

10:30am – 3:00pm

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve are continuing their conservation workdays to maintain and preserve the nature reserve and increase the biodiversity.

About this event

The June workday will be a joint event with the London Wildlife Trust, Great North Wood Project. Please Note: we will start at 10:30am instead of 11:00am. We will be constructing and installing some sleeper benches and also path edging.

If weather is good maybe a Butterfly transect recording the number of species on-site If you have any questions please get in contact the Conservation Co-Ordinator Ernie Thomason at ernestthomason@talktalk.net or garthorne.reserve@gmail.com

Please bring lunch and drinking water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy shoes (preferably steel toe cap boots).

Please note there are no toilets on the site you are welcome to find a bush!

Tickets will be offered on a first come first serve basis. There will be a waitlist so if you book a ticket but something comes up and you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite so that it will become available for someone else.

We’ll continue to maintain the following precautions:

Volunteer numbers will be limited.

Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate by the NHS Test and Trace.

If you do have Covid-19 symptoms or need to isolate and get tested, please inform us should you test positive after recently attending a volunteer session. We will then inform other attendees (anonymously) and advise/take the necessary safety precautions.

Hand sanitiser will be available.

We will maintain distance during tasks and refreshment breaks as much as possible, unless the specific task at hand requires closer contact, in which case, the use of masks is advised, but is ultimately at individual’s discretion.

Contact with shared items (including tools) should be minimised and where possible,

Many thanks and see you soon!

Ernie (Conservation Co-ordinator)

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Open Day

Family visiting reserve

Saturday 21st May

2- 5pm

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve are once again opening up the reserve for the public. Come and explore this quiet wildlife oasis. Bring a picnic and do the tree trail or mini beast hunt.

Please either walk or cycle if possible you can secure your bike inside the reserve limited space avilable and avoid using public transport.

The site is open on the 3rd Saturday of the month between April – October between 2pm – 5pm. A member of the Friends Group will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Terms & Conditions

  • Masks will not be required when walking around the reserve, but please wear them while waiting to come in to the site.
  • Hand gel is available at the gate for visitors to use.
  • Please wear suitable clothing & footwear for the weather.
  • Sorry No BBQ’s allowed on the site.
  • Sorry No Dogs or motorised scooters are not allowed on the reserve.
  • The open days may be cancelled at very short notice due to weather conditions or availability of volunteers.
  • The reserve volunteers have the right If anyone that is abusive towards them and will be asked to leave the site and will be ban from entering in the future.

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve May -July workdays

Volunteers at Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve are continuing their conservation workdays to maintain and preserve the nature reserve and increase the biodiversity.

Book here

2nd Saturday workdays for May – July

Tickets will be offered on a first come first serve basis. There will be a waitlist so if you book a ticket but something comes up and you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite so that it will become available for someone else.

Please bring lunch and drinking water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy shoes (preferably steel toe cap boots).

We will be clearing the paths of vegetation for the Open day next week, repairing the stag loggery and installing temporary information signage and if weather is good maybe a Butterfly transect recording the number of species on-site If you have any questions please get in contact the Conservation Co-Ordinator Ernie Thomason or garthorne.reserve@gmail.com

Please bring lunch and drinking water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy shoes (preferably steel toe cap boots).

Please note there are no toilets on the site you are welcome to find a bush!.

We’ll continue to maintain the following precautions: Volunteer numbers will be limited. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate by the NHS Test and Trace.If you do have Covid-19 symptoms or need to isolate and get tested, please inform us should you test positive after recently attending a volunteer session. We will then inform other attendees (anonymously) and advise/take the necessary safety precautions. Hand sanitiser will be available. We will maintain distance during tasks and refreshment breaks as much as possible, unless the specific task at hand requires closer contact, in which case, the use of masks is advised, but is ultimately at individual’s discretion. Contact with shared items (including tools) should be minimised and where possible.

How to find us:

Main gate is at North end of Beadnell Road

next to the alleyway to Garthorne Road

Volunteer days are on the second Saturday of each month (apart from April due to Easter) and starts at 11am – 3.30pm. We meet at main entrance on Beadnell Road 11am. The work ranges from controlling non-native species to surveying and recording the many site wildlife species. They will be some Joint weekday workday with the London Wildlife Trust Great North Wood Project so keep a eye out for the dates. As per government guidance, Covid-19 restrictions ended on Monday 19th July 2021 across England. However, the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve will still maintain certain precautions across various areas of operation and Lewisham Council Nature Conservation managers have been given the choice to incorporate elements of previous guidance in order to make ourselves and volunteers feel comfortable and safe whilst volunteering. Further information can be found on the Eventbrite volunteer listings.
The Wood That Built London – Grab your copy!
Released last year author Chris Schüler, launched of his new book ‘The Wood That Built London’, which just so happens to be all about the Great North Wood! which covered from Deptford to Selhurst and from Streatham to Sydenham If you missed the virtual book launch, click here to watch a replay.
London Wildlife Trust volunteering
Our friends at London Wildlife Trust Great North Wood Project have regular conservation workdays during the weekdays normally on Tuesdays and Fridays if you are interested in joining them please contact them at greatnorthwood@wildlondon.org.uk
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Reserve Open Day

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Open Day

Saturday 9th April

2 – 5pm

We are opening the reserve earlier due to Easter and as a member we are inviting you to the Open Day, as spring is here and the birds start to nest and the spring flowers emerge come and explore what is about, Bring a picnic along. There will be some children activities such as hunting mini beasts as well a Tree Trail sheet as well.
Suggested donation £2

Please note there are no toilets on the site. Sorry No Dogs or BBQ’S please.
The Garthorne Road Nature Reserve is run wholly by volunteers. Any profits or donations are used to maintain or improve the Nature Reserve and provide educational events for the local community. Donations to the reserve is welcomed.
The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve conduct monthly volunteer days are on the second Saturday of each month and starts at 11am – 3.30pm. We meet at main entrance on Beadnell Road. The work ranges from controlling non-native species to surveying and recording the many wildlife species. if you wish to join us please reserve a place. Further information can be found on the Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Volunteering page.

As per government guidance, Covid-19 restrictions ended on Monday 19th July 2021 across England. However, the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve will still maintain certain precautions across various areas of operation and Lewisham Council Nature Conservation managers have been given the choice to incorporate elements of previous guidance in order to make ourselves and volunteers feel comfortable and safe whilst volunteering.
How to find us: Main gate is at North end of Beadnell Road
next to the alleyway to Garthorne Road.
The Wood That Built London – Grab your copy!

Released last year author Chris Schüler, launched of his new book ‘The Wood That Built London’, which just so happens to be all about the Great North Wood! which covered from Deptford to Selhurst and from Streatham to Sydenham If you missed the virtual book launch, click here to watch a replay.

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Spring Open Day

Saturday 19th March

2- 5 pm

No booking required

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve are having their first Open Day of the year. As spring is about here and the birds start to nest and the spring flowers emerge come and explore what is about, Bring a picnic along. There will be some children activities as well such as Spring Spotter Sheet to discover what is above also a mini beast hunt and a Tree Trail sheet as well.

Suggested donation £2

Please note there are no toilets on the site

Sorry No Dogs or BBQ’S please.

The Garthorne Road Nature Reserve is run wholly by volunteers. Any profits or donations are used to maintain or improve the Nature Reserve and provide educational events for the local community. Donations to the reserve is welcomed.

The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve conduct monthly volunteer days are on the second Saturday of each month (apart from April due to Easter) and starts at 11am – 3.30pm. We meet at main entrance on Beadnell Road 11am. The work ranges from controlling non-native species to surveying and recording the many wildlife species. if you wish to join us please reserve a place. Further information can be found on the Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Volunteering page.

How to find us: Main gate is at North end of Beadnell Road

next to the alleyway to Garthorne Road.

Openmap of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
The Wood That Built London – Grab your copy!

Released last year author Chris Schüler, launched of his new book ‘The Wood That Built London’, which just so happens to be all about the Great North Wood! which covered from Deptford to Selhurst and from Streatham to Sydenham If you missed the virtual book launch, click here to watch a replay.

Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 25th January

Sorry for the very late notice. We are holding our Annual General Meeting at 8pm tonight to elect committee members and discuss upcoming events and issues if you are interested. We are using Zoom here is the details. Zoom details:[https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84473967071…](https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/us02web.zoom.us/j/84473967071?pwd=NWFqd2xZOVVmNUR5TFg2b3pxUjRpQT09__%3B!!CVb4j_0G!AL31GAe7z5ZC46FifCE91B1QMaeinWjwGIVXWhK6pZufTb2CqBhBhGZAw2k1c-efmsL16NrD6A%24)Meeting ID: 844 7396 7071
Passcode: 006249

Workday result 11th December 2020

On a nice warm winter day three volunteers arrived and once signed in we then go to the railway loop path where we was going to construct a dead hedge from the brash from the Network Rail work which was done to prevent leaves on the line. The volunteers also cut back regrowth of Ash, Sycamore and the invasive Holm Oak also cleared a large oak that had blown over on to the ‘live’ rail and could of caused a problem to commuters?. We tied it with rope and cut it back to the fence-line and incorporated the cut wood in to the dead hedge.

Conservation volunteering for 2022

Volunteer cutting stakes for dead hedging

The Friends are restarting their Conservation volunteering after the break and we be extending the session to 2 per month during the winter and will be doing a range of jobs such as constructing dead hedges to clearing invasive species to improve the sites biodiversity if you are interested please click one of the button below to book your place for the forthcoming dates.

Saturday 8th January 2022

and

Saturday 22nd January


Please book your place go to Garthorne Road Nature Reserve volunteering page. Please bring lunch and drinking water and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy shoes (preferably steel toe cap boots). Please bring own work gloves if you have your own?, as we have limited amount and will be washed after use.There is no toilets on site you can find a bush if requiredTickets will be offered on a first come first serve basis. There will be a waitlist so if you book a ticket but something comes up and you can no longer attend please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite so that it will become available for someone else.We’ll continue to maintain the following precautions: Volunteer numbers will be limited per session (may increase or decrease depending on site/activity).Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate by the NHS Test and Trace.If you do have Covid-19 symptoms or need to isolate and get tested, please inform me should you test positive after recently attending a volunteer session. I will then inform other attendees and advise/take the necessary safety precautions.

Public Transport:

Nearest Railway Station: Honor Oak Park (10 mins), Buses: Honor Oak Park P4,P12 (10 mins), Brockley Rise : 122,171,171 (10 mins), Stanstead Road 185,122 (15 mins)