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The Friends of Oxleas Woodlands was formed in 2018 to work with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to protect and conserve the woodlands on the south side of Shooters Hill, in south-east London. We are a group of volunteers who share a passion for nature conservation and are dedicated to preserving the unique ecosystem that exists within Oxleas Woodlands. We work tirelessly to ensure that the woodlands remain a haven for wildlife and a source of joy and inspiration for all who visit.

At the Friends of Oxleas Woodlands, we offer a range of activities aimed at protecting and conserving the woodlands. Our team of dedicated volunteers carry out a variety of tasks, including litter picking, rose gardening, and habitat management. We also organise guided walks to encourage people to discover the beauty and diversity of Oxleas Woodlands. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the woodlands remain a vital and thriving part of our community for generations to come.

Membership is free - though we depend on voluntary donations from supporters.


The woodlands consist of 130 hectares of woodland and meadow. Much of it is designated ancient woodland, and has been recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is also a nature reserve.

The woodlands are a precious habitat for wildlife and a popular amenity for local people.

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