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Nature conservation

Hawth Wood

This 10-hectare site is an area of mixed deciduous woodland. A number of pathways lead through the woods and there is a circular trail leading from the Hawth car park.

The history of the wood can be dated back as far as the 16th Century when it was used as a source of charcoal and iron ore for the local iron industry.

Plants
  • Fungi
  • Oak
  • Ash
  • Beech
  • Hazel
  • Birch
  • Hawthorn
  • Holly
  • Primroses
  • Bluebells
Animals
  • Great-spotted woodpecker
  • Nuthatch
  • Chiff-chaff
  • Willow warbler
  • Blue tit
  • Great tit
  • Long-tailed tit
  • Speckled wood butterflies
  • Roe deer
  • Foxes
  • Bank voles

Things to do

Help to manage this site, become a volunteer with Gatwick GreenSpace Partnership.

How to get here

Hawth Wood is located adjacent to the Hawth Theatre and is accessible by road via Hawth Avenue, Southgate, or on foot from Southgate Playing fields.

Ordnance Survey grid ref: TQ 278361

Nearest bus stop: Southgate Park, route 1,2,10 and 20

Neighbourhood: Furnace Green