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.
Can you offer a few hours of your time to make Croydon a better place for wildlife and people?
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: www.facebook.com/tcvcroydon
City of London
For volunteering opportunities on Farthing Downs, Riddlesdown, Coulsdon Common and Kenley Common see the Other Groups page.
Tel. 020 8660 6339
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.
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
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.
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: [email protected] 020 8651 0558
Or [email protected] 020 8289 3839
For information on guided walks see the Croydon Council publication Walk Croydon-Into the Great Green Yonder.
Friends of Kings Wood meet every Tuesday morning.
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 is working in partnership with The Natural History Museum and Butterfly Conservation to restore and create valuable butterfly habitat across Croydon and Bromley as part of the Brilliant Butterflies Project. Be part of this fantastic project by joining outdoor, practical workdays every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and some weekends on stunning nature reserve sites including Hutchinson's Bank in New Addington and Dollyper's Hill in Coulsdon. Tasks may include: cutting back vegetation, building fences, clearing paths, monitoring species and much more. Come to as many or as few sessions as you can, no experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.
Spend time outdoors, improve your well-being, meet new friends and learn new skills!
For further details contact Anna at: [email protected] or call 07964 951963.
Alternatively, sign up to our newsletter to get full details of our upcoming workday locations and tasks: http://eepurl.com/drM2HD
Please check with the organisers whether these events are going to take place.