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July 2019

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

A New National Nature Reserve - in Croydon

A New National Nature Reserve - in Croydon

Croydon will be getting a new National Nature Reserve, the South London Downs NNR, which will take in both Croydon Council and City of London land in the south of the borough. Among the sites included will be Riddlesdown, Farthing Downs , Happy Valley, Coulsdon Common, Kenley Common, New Hill and the Sanderstead to Whyteleafe Countryside Area. This will second in size in London only to Richmond Park.
To celebrate the declaration there was a 'South London Downs Discovery Day' on 25 July at Farthing Downs.
More information can be found in the linked press release.