Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk

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Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk

Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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SophiaB
London, UK115 contributions
Quiet and Secluded
May 2021 • Solo
It’s a breath of fresh air in South London to help get away from the hustle and bustle. It was very quiet and secluded with windy trails and although there were some other walkers there, it would be best to go with someone if you’re going for the first time.
Written June 1, 2021
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Small but beautiful and interesting woodland
Sep 2019 • Family
This and the adjoining Dulwich Wood are the last tiny surviving portion of what was once the ancient Great North Wood. It may not be big, but it’s beautiful woodland with a couple of historic features. First, there’s the railway bridge on which the iconic artist Camille Pissarro painted his famous view towards Lordship Lane Station in 1871. The view has been completely reclaimed by nature and the railway line has disappeared, but the bridge is still there. There’s also the stone ruins of what was built as a Folly in the grounds of a house on one edge of the wood. There’s part of of what looks like a Romanesque arch, but it’s a Victorian imitation. Once again, the house has gone but some of the Folly survives. The woodland itself is an odd mix of ancient trees, recent plantings and the remnants of the gardens of the seven grand houses on the Sydenham Hill edge of the wood, which have long since been demolished. Such an atmospheric place to visit and walk round.
Written September 19, 2019
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StephenXXXXX
Port Elizabeth, South Africa816 contributions
AMAZING GREEN LUNG IN HEART OF LONDON
Mar 2019 • Family
Went with my Daughter and family. What an amazing time in a beautiful space. Beautiful forest walks and best of all no city noise.
Do go and enjoy the walks.
Written March 27, 2019
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MikeWells90
Brighton and Hove, UK2,084 contributions
Very attractive woodland close to central London
Jan 2019 • Solo
Very attractive woodland close to central London. It is a remnant
of the Great North Wood, which once extended between the
Thames and Croydon, from Selhurst to Deptford. Its name lives
on in Norwood, Gypsy Hill and Forest Hill. A railway line used to
run through this stretch of woodland and in 1871 Camille Pissarro
painted Lordship Lane Station from a footbridge across the line.
The station and railway track no longer exist, but the bridge still
stands although the railway has reverted to woodland. The
woodland is an attractive place to walk, especially in winter
when there are are fewer dog walkers around.
Written January 22, 2019
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Julia
Greater London, UK245 contributions
Take a walk on the wild side
Jan 2019 • Solo
Sydenham Hill Wood, which has a mix of new and ancient woodlands, is the last tract of the Great North Wood still in existance. There are a few trails crisscrossing their way through the forest, with some gentle inclines along the trails. None of the trails are sealed so make sure you wear a good pair of walking shoes / shoes you don't mind getting muddy (especially in winter). Walking along the trails, you could easily forget you're in a major city, with you being surrounded by over 200 plants species. The only hint that you are in a city is the remnants of a disused railway within the wood. A great place for getting fit (through walking or, as many were doing, running), exploring, and just sitting back and reading a book.
Written January 6, 2019
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Wendy D
London, UK14 contributions
Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk also includes Dulwich Woods
Sep 2018
Ten hectares of natural woodlands It is designated as a Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. With the adjacent Dulwich Wood, Sydenham Hill Wood is the largest extant tract of the ancient Great North Wood. It is easy to get lost wandering along paths under huge Oak trees.

Arrive by train at Sydenham Hill Station (from Victoria). You could combine it with a trip to Dulwich Picture Gallery in nearby Dulwich Village (West Dulwich Station on same line). By car park in Crescent Wood Road (off Sydenham Hill), opposite the high rise block of flats.

Sadly far too many dog people have discoered it and appear to drive quite long distance to foul this beautiful remnant of woodland.
Written October 31, 2018
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AdrianoLondon
London, UK69 contributions
Countryside in London
Jan 2018
Sydenham Hill Wood and Dulwich Wood run into one another. They are the last vestiges of the Great North Wood which once stretched from Camberwell to Croydon. A walk here at any time of year is a pleasure but particularly during the flowering of the rhododendrons in spring.
Written January 24, 2018
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Barry_Johnston
Heidelberg, Australia39 contributions
Dulwich Wood, Cox's Walk
Apr 2017 • Couples
An interesting walk with some history to explore. Good for walking the dog as well.
Plenty of wildlife, including woodpeckers.
Written November 9, 2017
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rolschelela
London, UK25 contributions
Wooden day
Oct 2017 • Family
Lovely place to spare quality time with family. Peaceful place for walking and play with kids or just enjoy around with a good book or latest tunes
Written October 18, 2017
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EmmJehy
166 contributions
Autumn Stroll
Oct 2017 • Family
Lovely patch of woodland for a nature walk with a child. There are some signs and maps up but didn't find them very helpful. Instead we chose to zig-zag randomly along whichever paths looked interesting.
Written October 4, 2017
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