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
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.
The Friends of Garthorne Road, while not fully established, now have a Facebook Page! We are keen to get as many people involved as possible and these days, Social Media is the way to go!
Garthorne Road is an important site forming part of the Forest Hill to New Cross Gate railway cutting, this is a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation as it contains probably the finest suite of railside wildlife habitat in London.
For health & safety reasons the site is closed to public access unless Council staff or volunteers are present to open them. We hope that if a Friends Group is established, we can open the site on a more regular basis so that more people can see inside this wonderful site.