Sydenham Hill Wood & Cox's Walk - kidelp

Sydenham Hill Wood & Cox's Walk

Sydenham Hill Wood & Cox's Walk is a 10-hectare nature haven on the slopes of Norwood Ridge in the London Borough of Southwark. Follow the many pathways including the 18th century path of Cox's Walk and find more than 200 species of trees, plants and rare fungi. Explore a variety of wildlife like insects, birds, woodland mammals and discover an old tunnel which is home to dozens of bats.Best time to visit April to July.

Children & Family activities

'Nature Play' is a free weekly child-led gathering with parents every Friday at 10am to explore the woods together and bond with nature and the children are encouraged to have a space to lead their own play and interact with others. For more information on this weekly gathering, click here.
Sydenham Hill Wood is generally a great place to spend quality time with the family, take your dog for a walk or go bike riding. There's lots to see!

Food & Drink

There are no cafes or restaurants within the woods, however you can bring your own snacks and packed lunches and have a lovely family picnic surrounded by the magnificent wildlife and nature.


No public toilets available.

Opening times

Open 24/7.

Getting there

You can get to the park by public transport and visit the TFL (Transport for London) website to plan your journey easily, knowing which bus or train to take at which times. The address is Crescent Wood Road, Sydenham Hill, SE26 6LS, which you can use to help you to get there using a map or GPS device. There is street parking available in Crescent Wood Road.

  • Tube / Train: The closest railway station is Sydenham Hill
  • Bus: 12, 176, 185, 197, P4