New Cross Gate Cutting Open Day

20 May 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Event details

20 May 2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Come and explore this beautiful nature reserve which is usually closed to the public.

New Cross Gate Cutting is a secluded area of woodland with small grassy glades, set on the broad slopes of a deep railway cutting, which supports 170 species of flowering plants.

The reserve is predominantly oak woodland with open glades of neutral and acid grassland in which reeds and tall herbs grow. Some flowers are locally rare, and the site contributes to one of London’s most important railway cuttings for wildlife, stretching southwards to Forest Hill.

The cutting was dug in 1838-39 and still bears the legacy of once being part of the old Great North Wood, and at times the route of the Croydon Canal, brickworks, and wartime allotments.

Venue location

New Cross Gate Cutting, Vesta Road Entrance,
London,
SE4 2NR

Grid reference
TQ36327624

Event information

Date
Saturday 20th May 2017
Time
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Price / Donation
Free
Audience
All
Suitable for All Ages
Trust
London Wildlife Trust
Venue location
New Cross Gate Cutting, Vesta Road Entrance,
London,
SE4 2NR
Grid reference
TQ36327624
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Contact details
Tel: 07734 599286
sbtoon@wildlondon.org.uk
Sam Bentley-Toon