Brockwell Park events - Bat Walk & Chalk the Walk!

Family events in Brockwell Park this weekend and next!


Another Brockwell Park Bat Walk! Sat. 31st August. Meet at the Clock Tower at 7.30pm for a walk down to the ponds to find bats. Again led by the very enthusiastic Dr Iain Boulton who will bring bat detectors. Free, no need to book. See adjacent photo from last year's Bat Walk in the park. Information: bats@brockwellpark.com

And don't forget today August 25th (weather permitting) it is Chalk the Walk, also in Brockwell Park. This is the annual open air Chalk Fest. Decorate park paths with creation from your imagination! Free & all welcome; 1-4pm near the Clock Tower.


Go Bats Over Bats in Ruskin Park

Ruskin Park and Carnegie Library Present 'Go Bats'

2-4 pm at Carnegie Library (188 Herne Hill Rd) for mask making, information displays, habitats, bat lore.

Then break and later meet at 8.15 pm on Carnegie Library main steps for the start of the Evening Bat Walk around Ruskin Park with bat detectors and wildlife experts. Fun for all!

Carnegie Library

188 Herne Hill Road

SE24 0AG

020 7926 6050 


Opening hours:

150th Anniversary of Herne Hill Station, Aug 25th

Join the Herne Hill Society's celebration of Herne Hill Station's 150th anniversary on Sat. Aug 25th.

Meet at 2.30pm outside the station for short talks and a toast to the station in the Commercial Pub, to be followed by a history and heritage walk around Herne Hill village, led by Robert Holden of the Society.

You can check out the Society's blog at:

Bat Walk and Talk in Ruskin Park, 4th August

7:45pm to 9pm Saturday 4th August 2012.


Join Embrace Cooperation Ltd and Friends of Carnegie Library on a gentle stroll around Ruskin Park. Come along and learn about these fascinating creatures, and find out how many of the seventeen different species living in Britain we will find. Also learn where, when and how to watch and identify these flying mammals from a bat expert.


A few bat detectors will be available for people to use but there will not be enough for everyone so if you do have your own please bring it.


All participants will be asked to complete a feedback form after this nature walk.


The walk is limited to 30 participants maximum.


For more information please phone the Embrace office 02072749450.


If you're not aware what some bats can sound like, click on the player below to hear a file. You might be surprised to suddenly think you've heard some in your garden if there are large trees about!


5 Parks Walk 2011: Popular fundraiser returns

Did you know that you could walk eight miles through Lambeth and Southwark, mostly through leafy paths and open space? Join us on Sunday 15th May 2011 to experience some of south London’s loveliest green spaces.
Start from Brockwell Hall, Brockwell Park (at the top of the hill) from 10.00am and walk with family, friend or neighbours, or join our guided walk.

Map and walking instructions provided. Your route will take you through Belair Park, Sydenham Hill Woods, Dulwich and Ruskin Parks and along green lanes that you may not have known existed! There are plenty of places for refreshment along the way.


Raise funds for events in Brockwell Park:

Adults £5.00;

Under 16s £2.00,

Under 10s free;

All tickets on the day.
For more information or to volunteer as a steward for the day, contact: annkingsbury@yahoo.co.uk

Art + Walk: Brockwell Park live events this weekend

An art exhibition and a history walk - two great (and free) events in Brockwell Park this weekend, April 16-17.


"Gems of Lambeth Archives" is an exhibition of 40 great images from Lambeth Archives - the first time ever that they have been exhibited outside the Archives and one of the first exhibitions to be held in Brockwell Hall's Picture Room in a long while.


There are works from the 17th to the 21st centuries and include paintings, etchings, watercolours and photographs.


Opening hours: 10.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday. Fully illustrated catalogue £1. Exhibition poster £5. Free guided tours at 11.30, 2.30 and 3.45.


The Exhibition was opened by the Mayor of Lambeth, Cllr Valcarcel, on Thursday night.


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