Southwark biodiversity partnership

In 2004, we set up a partnership to manage local wildlife. The partnership is formed of council departments and external organisations who are experts in wildlife management or notable landowners.

Members of the biodiversity partnership

Great North Wood

The Great North Wood was a vast wooded landscape that once spanned from Deptford in the north to Selhurst in the south. For centuries it was a crucial source of timber, charcoal and oak bark for leather tanning, but as these woodland products declined in value and as London sprawled southward much of the wood was lost. Today the Great North Wood lives on as a scattering of ancient woodland fragments, with Sydenham Hill Wood and Dulwich Wood forming the largest. Ancient woodland is interspersed with recent woodland and other green spaces and the landscape continues to be a vital resource for wildlife and people alike. For more information about the Great North Wood visit London Wildlife Trust's webpage

Page last updated: 16 October 2023


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