A late afternoon trip to beautiful Sydenham Wood.
There was hope of seeing owls and bats but it was too early.
So the girls made a den. And a fire place inside it.
I am not sure the den would keep the weather out. Or the fire light.
But it was fun finding great fallen oak branches, manouvering them into place and carefully balancing their weight so they didn’t fall.
Then collecting kindling.
And as ever admiring the passing seasons in this last fragment of the great north wood that used to come right up to the edge of the Lambeth marsh in Brixton just a few miles from the Thames.
After our picnic sleeping over night in the den was mooted.
Mummy said no.
We got the bus to just before the Horniman Museum on London Road and then crossed over and followed the green chain signs through the houses on Lapse Wood Walk and up into the wood.
You could also get the overground to Forest Hill which is a twenty minute walk or 3 minute bus ride away. Don’t go to Sydenham Hill station … it’s right over near Crystal Palace.
I do hope you a wonderfully wild time in Sydenham Wood – it’s one of our big faves.
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