Days Outs: The Great North Wood

The Great North Wood was a vast wooded landscape, which once covered the low hills that rise between Deptford, Streatham and Croydon.

Much of the old Great North Wood was swallowed up by development from the 1850s, but pockets remain valuable havens for animals, plants and people.

On Sunday, September 9, London Wildlife Trust held a festival in Sydenham Hill Wood to celebrate the Great North Wood and the wildlife which still thrives in the surviving woodlands and wild spaces.

The Trust’s Great North Wood project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, is raising awareness of this largely forgotten landscape, encouraging people to explore, enjoy and value the natural wealth on their doorsteps.

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