Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk, London

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Sydenham Hill Wood is a ten-hectare wood on the northern slopes of the Norwood Ridge in the London Borough of Southwark. It is designated as a Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. With the adjacent Dulwich Wood, Sydenham Hill Wood is the largest extant tract of the ancient Great North Wood. The two woods are formed from coppices known as Lapsewood, Old Ambrook Hill Wood and Peckarmans Wood after the relocation of The Crystal Palace in 1854 and the creation of the high level line in 1865.
The land is owned by the Dulwich Estate, leased to Southwark Council, who lease Sydenham Hill Wood to London Wildlife Trust. Sydenham Hill Wood and Fern Bank are a Local Nature Reserve.
In 1997 Sydenham Hill Wood was given the UK-MAB Urban Wildlife Award for Excellence. There are conservation workdays and wildlife events.
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  • This and the adjoining Dulwich Wood are the last tiny surviving portion of what was once the ancient Great North Wood. It may not be big, but it’s beautiful woodland with a couple of historic...  more »
  • Went with my Daughter and family. What an amazing time in a beautiful space. Beautiful forest walks and best of all no city noise. Do go and enjoy the walks.  more »

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