Wildlife Walks and other Events 2022

Wildlife Work Parties 2022

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Volunteering and Events

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,

volunteer-croydon@tcv.org.uk   www.tcv.org.uk/london/croydon

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.


Croydon Conservation Volunteers

Tel. 020 8660 6339

The group meets on different Sundays each month to work on various sites in Croydon. 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.


 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 11am on the second Sunday of each month (except November when we meet on the third Sunday) and 10am on 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:  tedforsyth@btinternet.com    020 8651 0558

Or malcolm.bridge@ntlworld.com     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

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: brilliantbutterflies@wildlondon.org.uk 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​


MHA The Wilderness

Help conserve and restore this historic garden. Get involved in an exciting activity programme of Green Care, Outreach Events, Formal education and Oral History.

Contact the Head Gardener to find out about volunteering opportunities.

E-mail Adam.Fuller@mha.org.uk

The Wilderness MHA Hall Grange Care Home, 17 Shirley Church Road, Shirley, Croydon CR9 5AL



Millers Pond

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

Purley Beeches

Friends of Purley Beeches meet one Saturday morning, most months of the year to clear paths, collect fallen wood, remove invasive species, plant thousands of spring bulbs, hundreds of saplings and every now and again, a specimen tree. www.friendsofpurleybeeches.co.uk  


South Norwood Country Park

Friends of South Norwood Country Park  meet for volunteer work mornings on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month to carry out conservation work in partnership with Croydon Council. In addition to our conservation work, we organise guided nature and wildlife walks including bat and bird walks. Please visit https://friendsofsncp.org.uk/ and our Facebook page.


South Norwood Lake

The Friends meet on the first Sunday of each month from 10am – 12pm for seasonal group activities such as community gardening, bramble clearing, woodland management, orchard maintenance and litter picking. All welcome. 



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.


Stambourne Woods

Friends of Stambourne Woods meet for monthly weekend activity days.