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.
- Great-spotted woodpecker
- Willow warbler
- Blue tit
- Great tit
- Long-tailed tit
- Speckled wood butterflies
- Roe deer
- 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