Monday, 18 September 2017

Art for wellbeing group starts back after summer break

The wonderful Art for Wellbeing Group started back this week.

They had such a lovely morning drawing in The Secret Garden with a hot chocolate too!

The group meet on Wednesdays from 10.30am until 12pm (term time only) and will be meeting until Christmas. They meet at the Info Centre which is at the Penge Entrance to the park

All are welcome to join.

If you are interested please email

Here are some pictures from their first session back

Friday, 15 September 2017

Update from the Great North Wood

 It has been a busy start for the Great North Wood Project, with a number of well-attended guided walks, successful family activity days, outreach sessions for community groups as well as some productive volunteer workdays which are improving woodlands for people and wildlife. It is a beautiful time to be out in the woods over the next couple of months as the autumn colours appear on the trees, migrant birds arrive for the winter and all kinds of weird and wonderful fungi creep through the leaf litter.  
Conservation volunteering
Our regular practical workdays are now well underway, with sessions taking place predominantly on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays across the Great North Wood.
If you are interested in volunteering but have not already contacted us about registering as a volunteer, please do get in touch. Volunteering is a fantastic way to get to know the Great North Wood, learn new skills and meet new people.
Upcoming Events
Great North Wood talk (as part of the Ecospheres series at The Lodge in Crystal Palace Park)
Thursday 21st September 7:30pm-9:30pm
Thursday 19th October 8:00am – 9:30pm
Fungi Walks (booking essential)
Biggin Wood – Sunday 15th October 11:00am – 12:30pm
Stambourne Woodland Walk and Beaulieu Heights – Sunday 12th November 11:00am – 12:30pm
Spoon Carving Workshops at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening (booking essential)
Saturday 11th November 2:00pm – 3:30pm
A History of Sydenham Hill Wood – Evening talk at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening
Friday 24th November 7:00pm – 8:30pm
We will have more events across the Great North Wood this winter, including tree walks and a new section of our popular site-to-site Great North Wood walk.
We hope to see you at a practical workday or event soon.
Andrew, Sam, Edwin and Daniel
The Great North Wood team

Friday, 1 September 2017

Mopeds and Motorbikes in the park

We have had several e-mails in recent weeks regarding the moped and motorbike problems we are seeing not only at Crystal Palace Park but across the area.

Bromley have put together this leaflet, which includes the park as it sit in the Borough of Bromley, to give us all the correct information and useful numbers should we wish to report any activity.

Illegal Motorcycling