Woodland Trail

Positioned around Southampton Way Woodland in the west of Burgess Park there are 5 wooden QR codes as below. Each QR code once scanned via the camera app of your phone links to a stop on our woodland trail, giving you a bit of information about the location and how it links to the woodlands story.

Why not take a lovely stroll through the woodland, or go on a fun adventure with the kids to spot these.


Find a wooden QR sign

Scan the QR Code with your phone camera

Click on the link that appears on your screen

Read the information about the location

Continue in search of the next stop/sign

High-rise development threatens Burgess Park’s precious woodlands.
Support our Crowdfunder to allow us to assess the impact & challenge the plans.

Burgess Park has beautiful woodlands which are vital for local wildlife. They are a precious resource in an urban area. We fear that plans for tall buildings on the edge of the woodlands will reduce the sunlight and change the habitat. 

We need to fully understand what impact tall buildings would have.
Help us raise funds for an independent wildlife report that we can present to Southwark’s Planning Committee. With an initial target of £1500 and a second strech goal to expand the scope of the project, we want to raise £3000 by the end of May 2021.

See our Crowdfunder for more info.

Help protect our Metropolitan Open Land – one of the final pieces of the Burgess Park Jigsaw

On the west edge of Southampton Way Woodland at the entrance to Burgess Park is an area of derelict land used for what was supposed to be temporary scrap-yards & car-washing.

This land has been designated as part of the protected Metropolitan Open Land of Burgess Park for over 30 years, as the council steadily CPO’d (Compulsory Purchased) the various bits of privately owned land, designated to be the park for local people, in the original Abercrobie Plan after WW2.

This is one of the final pieces of that precious jigsaw.

However, a developer has bought an option on the site & are suggesting up to a 6 storey residential tower-block on this entrance to the park.

The council had promised to CPO the site but has yet to implement the promise.

Find more information and sign the petition below.

Read our woodland blog over at Friends of Burgess Park