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Wildlife Walks and other Events 2023

Wildlife Work Parties 2023


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,

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.

 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:    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

London Wildlife Trust manage a number of sites in Croydon, including Hutchinsons Bank, Chapel Bank and Bramley Bank. We generally work on these sites on Mondays and Tuesdays, and do work all year round. Help is always welcome!

We work with both electric tools and hand tools - and you are welcome to use either. 

For more information, or to sign up to our newsletter, contact Simon Hawkins at   


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.


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. 

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 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.


Wettern Tree Garden

Help us care for this peaceful garden. The Friends of the Wettern Tree Garden meet for gardening on the first and second Saturday of each month 10am to noon. See our website or contact us on or call Jean Hain on 020 8660 0493 for more information.

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