London's Parks and Green Spaces

Sydenham Hill Wood

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Sydenham Hill Wood is a nine- hectare wood on the northern slopes of the Norwood Ridge in the London Borough of Southwark, and is an important wildlife site. With the adjacent Dulwich Wood, Sydenham Hill Wood is the largest extant tract of the ancient Great North Wood. The two woods were separated 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 and managed by 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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