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Sydenham Hill Wood

Lily of the valley in Sydenham Woods

Sydenham Hill Wood has been managed by London Wildlife Trust as a nature reserve for over 30 years and is one of the largest remaining fragments of the Great North Wood.

A footpath now winds through the wood following the track of the old railway line. The Wood has surviving ancient remnants with populations of wood anemone, English bluebell and woodruff, as well as breeding birds such as sparrowhawk, tawny owl, and treecreeper.

Open Monday to Sunday all hours

  • Entrances on Crescent Wood Road and Sydenham Hill, SE26 and via Dulwich Wood
  • 020 7252 9186

Station: Forest Hill or Honor Oak Park

Bus From Forest Hill: Take the bus 197 from stop D towards Peckham or bus 176 from stop D towards Tottenham Court Road or Route Bus 185 from stop D towards Victoria; alight at Wood Vale stop on Lordship Lane.

Bus From Honor Oak Park: Take Route Bus P4 from stop HA towards Brixton. Alight at Wood Vale stop on Lordship Lane.

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