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Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Find out more about the Garthorne Road Nature Reserve. 
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The nature reserve forms part of the Forest Hill to New Cross Gate railway cutting.

This is a site of importance for nature conservation as it contains probably the finest example of a rail-side wildlife habitat in London.
It is four kilometres long and over 200 metres wide at its widest points.

Garthorn Road Nature Reserve - group of children Garthorne Road Nature Reserve - Group Steps

Activities

Friends of Garthorne Road and GreenScene run occasional guided walks. Volunteers also carry out regular sessions at the reserve.