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Walk the Hidden Railway Line – Horniman Museum Nature Trail

Sunday, 14th May 2023, 10:30 - 12:00

Walk the Hidden Railway Line – Horniman Museum Nature Trail
Join Daniel Harwood for a nature walk along a hidden disused railway line

The Horniman Museum Nature Trail is the oldest in London, covering the original Crystal Palace and South London Junction Railway. It is a wild woodland area with a wide variety of plants.

Daniel recently gave a fascinating, and fun, online talk for us on this trail, Leaves on the Line and included outlining his own pathway to learning about some of the plants and wildlife that exist in this beautiful hidden part of south east London.

The walk will be about 1.5 miles along a flat but irregular and muddy (depending on weather) path so please wear appropriate footwear. There are a few steps needed to access the trail. No toilets on trail but there are toilets in the Horniman Museum gardens

It will cover the history of the nature trail, introduce people to some of the key species of the trail (trees, flowers, fungi and lichen – and any interesting birds or insects we find along the way) and demonstrate the importance of small urban nature reserves in providing havens for wildlife.

Daniel is a keen amateur naturalist and volunteer for the Horniman Museum and London Wildlife Trust. For the last couple of years he has been recording the species of plants, animals and fungi on the Horniman nature trail and also writes a bi-monthly nature blog for the Hornman website.

Dan’s latest blog Dog vomit and wolf’s milk: the extraordinary world of slime moulds (horniman.ac.uk)

Meeting point and any further info will be given 2 days prior to the event date – No dogs please

Tickets: £8 members/£10 non-members (15 available)

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Horniman Museum Gardens
100 London Road, Forest Hill
London,SE23 3PQUnited Kingdom
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