This small nature reserve has woodland and a meadow. A special feature of the site is the wetland area which is a remnant of the old Croydon Canal, bypassed when the railway was built.
The Friends of Mayow Park and the Forest Hill Society have organised an open day at the Dacres Wood nature reserve. Activities include a history talk by Steve Grindlay, guided walks, indoor and outdoor activities for children, stalls by the Mayow Park Community Garden and a master gardener’s table. With tea and cakes available in the field centre, this will be a great way to celebrate the return of spring!
How to find the Dacres Wood Field Studies Centre and Nature Reserve:
Entry will be via the Field Centre which is near the junction of Dacres Road with Silverdale, between Homefield House and Catling Close. An unmarked driveway leads directly to the Field Centre from Dacres Road. Parking is available on Dacres Road and other nearby roads.