Garthorne Road Nature Reserve is also part of the Forest Hill to New Cross Gate railway cutting.  This wide cutting combines three nature reserves (Devonshire Road, Garthorne Road and Brockley Nature Reserve [managed by London Wildlife Trust]), containing woodland, scrub, grassland and reed beds.  It is a site of metropolitan importance for nature conservation as it contains probably the finest suite of railside wildlife habitat in London. It is four kilometres long and over 200 metres wide at its widest points.

Are you interested in getting involved in The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve committee? We are a small group of local residents interested in conserving this important wildlife reserve in Forest Hill and meet about four times a year to discuss about upcoming public events such as open days, taskdays, funding and promoting the site. Without an active committee the group will not be able to operate and open the reserve to the public during the summer and hold events or enhance the biodiversity of the site.

The Group are very keen to find new members for their committee, so please contact them using one of the methods below if you think that you can help.

If you wish to be elected as a committee member just inform us which post you would like to fill and please either leave a message on the group’s Facebook page or email us or use one of the other social media applications.

Website: Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Twitter: @garthorneroadnr
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To get involved please contact the Friends of Garthorne Road
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