Volunteering and Events


Wildlife Work Parties 2016

Wildlife Walks and other Events 2016

Find out more about Croydon’s wildlife and countryside.

Active Lifestyle Programme
Walking for Health Programme of lead and self guided walks (1-4 miles) are available to anyone interested in exercising while enjoying Croydon’s green spaces. A great way to meet new people and become active. For details of walks please visit

City of London
For walks on Riddlesdown, Farthing Downs, Coulsdon Common and Kenley Common please visit.

Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society
For a current programme of outdoor and indoor events click here.

Downlands Countryside Management Project
The project offers guided walks in its area of operation, which covers north-east Surrey and adjoining parts of south London. For details about upcoming events please visit

Walk Croydon
Into the Great Green Yonder
Free guided wildlife walks and events, lead by Croydon Council Park and Countryside Rangers as well as Friends of Park Groups.
For full listing of events please visit  Or email  to request a paper copy or add your contact details to the mailing list.

Surrey Wildlife Trust
Croham Hurst fungus Foray
Saturday 8th. October 2pm
A walk in ancient woodland at Croham hurst for fungi and other fruits of the forest.
Meet at the junction of Croham Manor Road and Bankside, South Croydon CR2 7BN

Addington Hills Fungus Foray
Sunday 6th. November 10am
A woodland and heathland walk for fungi, the rotters of the natural world.
Meet at the car park on Addington Hills next to the chinese restaurant, off Shirley Hills road. CR0 5RF

Can you offer a few hours of your time to make Croydon a better place for wildlife and people?

The Conservation Volunteers (Croydon & Surrey)
Pond Cottage, Conduit Lane, Croydon, CR0 5RQ. Tel: 020 8726 0974,
The Conservation Volunteers are a national charity with an office here in Croydon. The charity supports individuals and groups in hands on practical activity to look after local green spaces. Croydon volunteers put in thousands of hours of conservation work each year improving biodiversity and encouraging use of local open spaces. We work in partnership with local authorities like Croydon Council and the City of London who help fund our activities. We also work with schools, businesses, and local groups to arrange days out or specific projects in and around Croydon, South London and Surrey.
For more information you can visit our website to see our current programme of activities or visit our Facebook page:

City of London
For volunteering opportunities on Farthing Downs, Riddlesdown, Coulsdon Common and Kenley Common see the Other Groups page.

Croydon Conservation Volunteers
132 Purley Oaks Road, South Croydon. Tel. 020 8657 4577.
The group meets on different Sundays each month to work on various sites in Croydon, mostly on City of London sites. They carry out a wide variety of work, ranging from woodland work, bog garden management, hedge laying, access work, to improving chalk grassland and heathland sites.
Click here to download the CCV task list (1Mb PDF).

Downlands Partnership
DP carries out work both in Croydon and beyond. Our programme includes practical tasks dates and events, which we hope you will find interesting, challenging and worthy of joining. Please feel welcome to come along. We'd be delighted to see you! For details about upcoming events please visit

Foxley Wood
Friends of Foxley meet on the second Sunday of each month (except November when we meet on the third Sunday) and the last Wednesday of each month (except December) to carry out work to preserve and enhance the habitat mixture.

Hutchinson's Bank Volunteers
On second and third Sundays each month and every Tuesday volunteers are removing scrub to restore chalk grassland. We meet at 10.30am in Farleigh Dean Crescent which is accessible either from Featherbed Lane or by walking down from the tram terminus in New Addington. There are permanent water supplies in five fenced paddocks which are grazed at various times by sheep, ponies, etc.
Contact: 020 8651 0558
Or 020 8289 3839
For information on guided walks see the Croydon Council publication Walk Croydon-Into the Great Green Yonder.

Kings Wood
Friends of Kings Wood meet every Tuesday morning.

Littleheath Woods
Friends of Littleheath Woods meet every Tuesday morning for a variety of tasks. If you are interested in joining a work party or helping in any other way, then please ring Chris on 020 8651 4914.

London Wildlife Trust

Millers Pond
The group has work mornings in the park on the last Saturday of every month except December.

Spring Park Wood
Friends of Spring Park Wood meet at the Bridle Road entrance between 10:00 and 13:00 on the 1st. and 3rd Sunday in the month.

Surrey Wildlife Trust
Haymaking time at Dollypers Hill Nature Reserve
Sunday 11th. September
Sunday 25th. September

Creating a better woodland habitat
Sunday 9th. October
Sunday 23rd. October

From 10am follow pointers from New Valley School, Old Lodge Lane, Purley
Details from Malcolm Jennings 020-8651-0073

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