The Festival of the Great North Wood
The Great North Wood is a sprawling ancient landscape that gradually became fragmented by the development of south London's suburbs – but whose name lives on in districts such as Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Forest Hill and Penge (‘edge of wood’).
Once stretching for several miles between the Thames and Croydon, today the Wood consists of a series of small woodlands, parks, cemeteries, sports grounds, railway embankments and gardens – all of which provide a home for nature within a modern urban landscape.
Throughout April, the London Wildlife Trust is holding a virtual celebration of the Great North Wood with a range of activities for everyone, including talks and film screenings, craft workshops, woodland yoga, a virtual walk, nature writing and spoken word workshops and a baking workshop - all taking place online.
Events are free but a donation to the London Wildlife Trust would be appreciated.
Find out more and browse the list of events at https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/great-north-wood
Posted by Tim on Saturday 10 April 2021
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