Woodland Ecology and Folklore Walk


Wed Oct 05 2022 at 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm


New Cross Gate Cutting | London, EN

A guided walk through New Cross Gate Cutting to learn about Woodland Ecology, Folklore and the Great North Wood.
About this Event

Join London Wildlife Trust's Great North Wood team and local wildlife enthusiast James Newton at New Cross Gate Cutting on Wednesday 5th October 2022 for a guided walk to learn about Woodland Ecology, Folklore and the wonderful Great North Wood.

Our woodlands are integral to the mythology and folklore of the British Isles. A mythology and folklore that shares similarities with cultures around the world. Through this walk/talk James will explore aspects of local ecology, history and folklore and how this has inspired some of our favourite writers. For more information about the reserve, click here.

The event will start at 5:30pm at New Cross Gate Cutting, the entrance to which is via the London Wildlife Trust branded green gates, where Endwell Road meets Vesta Road (what3words///marked.steer.flows). Please arrive promptly.

The event is open to all and free to attend.

Please note the following:

  • No dogs, except guide dogs are allowed in the Nature Reserve.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather as the event will be outdoors.
  • Please wear appropriate footwear for walking on potentially muddy paths in the woods.
  • There are no toilets onsite.
  • The terrain is uneven, including steps, so please keep this in mind when booking.

If you have any questions about this event, please email us at [email protected] or if urgent, call Chantelle on 07891 837 120 or Max on 07483 095 950.

About James

James Newton is a third-generation Lewisham resident, though likes to stress he has lived in other places too. James has always had an active interest in wildlife and studied ecology at The University of Worcester. In his spare time, James is currently monitoring bird distributions across the whole of Lewisham Borough.

This walk is delivered free of charge as part of London Wildlife Trust's Great North Wood project funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. Donations to London Wildlife Trust are welcome.

Check out other events taking place as part of the Festival of the Great North Wood here.


Where is it happening?

New Cross Gate Cutting, Opposite where Endwell Road meets Vesta Road, London, United Kingdom

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London Wildlife Trust

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