Wildlife Walks and other Events 2023
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.
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?
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. 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 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.
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@example.com 020 8651 0558
Or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jean Hain on 020 8660 0493 for more information.