Lewisham Council - Downham Woodland Walk


Downham Woodland Walk

This narrow strip of ancient woodland forms part of the Green Chain Walk, which connects Beckenham Place Park with the Hither Green Nature Reserve.

This is a delightful place for a walk, especially in spring when a host of colourful flowers are blooming, the air is vibrant with birdsong, and speckled wood butterflies flit among the dappled shade.

Downham Woodland Walk is a very popular place for dog walking and quiet enjoyment of nature. This wood is part of the nature conservation sites in Lewisham, read more about the history, fauna and flora of the site.


A tarmac path runs the whole length of the Woodland Walk from Bromley Road to Moorside Road, making the site accessible to everyone, and there are plenty of benches for those who wish to stop for a rest, or to contemplate the sights and sounds of the woods.


  • Friends of park group
  • Dog exercise area
  • Play area.

Friends of Downham Woodland Walk

A group of local volunteers who meet each month to help maintain this area of ancient woodland. We provide gloves, tools and refreshments and welcome new volunteers of all ages and abilities (under 12s should be accompanied by an adult). For more information call Janet Hurst on 020 8698 6805.



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