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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

The Compound, Stave Hill Ecological Park

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00

Activities

Children's craft activities. Beekeeper on site (Sunday only). Nature info and quiz trails. Help the Saturday team create a wildflower meadow, dig out the marsh or build an insect house. Tea and coffee.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

From the foot of the mound at the top of Dock Hill Avenue, Timber Pond Road SE16 6AX - behind Bacon's College.
Nearest postcode: SE16 6AX

Buses

1, 225, 381, 395

Stations

Canada Water, Rotherhithe

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Hoggin paths, some slopes.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The Compound (managed by The Conservation Volunteers) and its SHED Visitor Centre is a miniature of the surrounding Ecology Park, with a wildlife ‘city’, allotment and woodland walk.

In this imaginative and creative space visitors can find peace, inspiration, and ideas for conservation and recycling.

The Compound is also a workspace and the base for practical work carried out in the park’s woodlands and meadows. Here is where gabions, bird boxes, and art works are created for the park.

The park in the former Surrey Commercial Docks is unexpected, varied and beautiful.

Site manager: Rebeka Clark
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00

Activities

Children's craft activities. Beekeeper on site (Sunday only). Nature info and quiz trails. Help the Saturday team create a wildflower meadow, dig out the marsh or build an insect house. Tea and coffee.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

From the foot of the mound at the top of Dock Hill Avenue, Timber Pond Road SE16 6AX - behind Bacon's College.
Nearest postcode: SE16 6AX

Buses

1, 225, 381, 395

Stations

Canada Water, Rotherhithe

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Hoggin paths, some slopes.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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