Great North Wood Project and Festival
On Saturday 7 September 2019 London Wildlife Trust is running a Great North Wood Woodland Festival at Spa Wood (The Lawns) off Spa Lane SE19. The event is free to enter and there will be activities such as:
- Guided walks on wildlife and nature
- Children's activities (story telling, arts and crafts and bug hunting)
- Archery and axe throwing
- Traditional wood turning demonstrations and traditional crafts such as spoon carving
- Camera obscura
- Tim Bird author of "The Great North Wood" will be there.
For more information please see: https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/events/2019/05/02/festival-great-north-wood-lawns-spa-wood?instance=0
London Wildlife Trust will be celebrating the Great North Wood and project https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/great-north-wood and also celebrating the historic significance of this site.
Please see London Wildlife Trust blog about the site https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/blog/edwin-malins/2018/07/25/remnants-great-north-wood-focus-spa-wood
As part of the Great North Wood Project, London Wildlife Trust are working across five London Boroughs (Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark) in thirteen sites including six in Croydon, Spa Wood (the Lawns) being one of them. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of this largely forgotten woodland, encouraging people to explore, enjoy and value the natural wealth on their doorsteps. Conservation work will also enhance ancient woodland areas and help people discover them.
Posted by Tim on Friday 28 June 2019
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