Wild places

Sometimes we contrast nature with rural and concrete with the city, but nature isn’t just something that exists in the countryside.

Over 47% of London is green space. If half of London is green space, then its feasible to spend at least half of our time in its wild and natural areas!  Wild in the City! wants to normalise spending time in nature whether during your work, rest or play.

See the capital in new ways by getting to know the wildlife on our doorstep.  Our walks and events will help you get close to our natural neighbours, whether learning to identify birds by their calls, understanding the habits and behaviour of animals through their tracks and signs or making a flower press to preserve summer blooms.

We use basecamps within stunning urban woodland, practising leave no trace, protecting the habitats and minimising our impact.

We have a basecamp in a beautiful 60 acre woodland, home to an array of wildlife including deer, badger and rabbits. Bordering a 54 acre grassland nature reserve which is a site if importance for nature conservation, this wonderful setting is just 10 minutes drive from central Croydon.

Another woodland basecamp is in a remnant of the Great Northwood, which used to cover a large area of south London from Deptford to Selhurst. It is deciduous, predominantly Oak, with a small coverage of other species such as Holly, Birch, Ash and Hawthorne.  There is a small spring fed stream running through the south western end of the woodland.