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:

11th September

16th October

We open the reserve to the public from April to October and are looking for volunteers to help us?.


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?

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.’!

Article from Wood Warbler
Article from Wood Warbler

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