Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Open Day today
The Friends are open the reserve today come and have a look around to see the wildlife and 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.
How to find us:
Main gate is at North end of Beadnell Road next to the alleyway to Garthorne Road.
Conservation volunteering for 2022
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
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.
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)
Reserve Open Day
Saturday 21th August
2 – 5 pm
No pre-booking required
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.
Suggested donation £2
We are co-vid safe but please wear a mask if queuing occurs and keep your distance from other visitors
Are you interested in helping out?. We have regular workdays to maintain the reserve ranging from cutting the paths to controlling invasive species and building dead hedges for mammals
2nd Saturday of each month, ours next one is:
We open the reserve to the public from April to October and are looking for volunteers to help us?.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
Hand sanitiser will be available
We will be maintaining a 2m distance at all times.
|Garthorne Road Nature Reserve it totally run and maintained by volunteers in partnership with Lewisham Council, are you interested in getting involved in the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve (FoGNNR) volunteering as a committee member or assist in managing the reserve on the monthly workdays which are either on a Saturday or Sunday you can stay for as little or the whole day as you wish? garthorneroadnaturereserve.com/about/|
Spotlight on Garthorne Road Nature Reserve – Wood Warbler
Recently, I was sent some articles from the Chair of the Friends. These articles were in the former Friends of the Great North Wood newsletter The Wood Warbler. The Great North Wood once stretched from Deptford to Selhurst. The largest remaining area of the Great north Wood is Dulwich Wood and Sydenham Hill Woods, both managed by London Wildlife Trust.
I am not sure how old this ‘Spoltlight on….. Garthorne Road Nature Reserve’ is, but the information is correct, including the overall management aim ‘to maintain a mosaic of habitats.’!
There are a number of other articles which you might find interesting. These are about the same tract of railway (New Cross – Forest Hill) and the water courses of the Great North Wood.
A Railside Green for 2000
Spotlight on New Cross Gate Cutting (Brockley Nature Reserve)
The Great North Wood Water Courses 1
The Great North Wood Water Courses 2