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Downham Woodland Walk

The Downham Woodland Walk is part of the Green Chain Walk, which connects Beckenham Place Park with the Hither Green Nature Reserve.

The area is a narrow strip of ancient woodland and is one of Lewisham's nature conservation sites.

How to get into Downham Woodland Walk

A tarmac path runs the whole length of the Woodland Walk from Bromley Road to Moorside Road, making the site accessible to everyone.

There are plenty of benches for those who wish to stop for a rest, or to contemplate the sights and sounds of the woods.


Facilities include:

  • the Friends of park group

  • a dog exercise area

  • a play area

Friends of Downham Woodland Walk

The Friends are a group of local volunteers who meet each month to help maintain this area of ancient woodland.

If you'd like to get involved call Janet Hurst on 020 8698 6805.

We provide gloves, tools and refreshments. New volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.


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