Stalking Trees in Highgate Woods

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Date(s) - 27/05/2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Highgate tube station 

In celebration of trees and woodland, we are supporting London Tree Week (27 May – 4 June 2017), with the help of the Woodland Trust.

Come join us Stalking Trees in Highgate Woods Saturday 27 May 10.30am-12.00pm Start: Highgate tube station N6 5UA – car park level

Join us to walk and stalk through the Ancient Wood and VIP trees in Highgate Wood. This walk is an ideal Saturday morning activity for all the family. Discover the old Hornbeam coppices learn about their history and what they have seen over the years and where they fit in the anicent timeline of history, if only they could talk?

The walkshop will be led by Peter Coles, urban nature writer and photographer, and nearby resident, supported by urban ecologist Andrew Stuck, who together will share tips on photographing trees and intriguing stories of trees and woodland.

This is a circular route, who you will come back to Highgate tube station. The route will include walking over uneven surfaces and rough ground, please come prepared.

This is a free event. Suitable for 16+. Children must be accompanied. Capacity is limited, so booking is essential (booking is administered by the Woodland Trust)

This free walkshop has been made possible by the generous support of the Woodland Trust.

Intrigued with Stalking Trees?  then find out more about these walkshops or book on another here.

Find out other events in London Tree Week supported by the Woodland Trust.

We at the Museum of Walking are not “tree huggers” but we do love trees, for we feel that they contribute more to our urban neighbourhoods than they detract.  Urban trees are a hardy bunch, able to absorb not only natural hazards, but also man-made pollutants, restoring the quality of air we breathe, and providing habitat for many species of wildlife.  Many trees have witnessed significant changes to their surroundings, so as our cities expand, some trees are threatened by development, others are planted to create new vistas, shade and shelter.

For several years, we have been getting people to share their knowledge and stories about trees, and more recently, with the help of urban nature photographer and writer Peter Coles, we have been ‘stalking trees’ to discover more about individual species and specimen, and how they can be photographed in different seasons.

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