A funny guide to South London and beyond [Beta]

Wildcat Wilderness

When I visited Wildcat Wilderness I didn’t find any Lions, Tigers or Panthers, but there were a lot of wild bramble blackberry bushes.

I visited in Summer of 2020 when I was hooked on the ‘Tiger King’ documentary on Netflix.

Well Wildcat Wilderness in South London is nothing like that.

Instead it’s a delightful nature reserve, outdoor classroom and events space.

It’s not open to the public so the best way to see the place is to volunteer with GoodGym and do a bit of gardening.

The idea with GoodGym is you get fit, meet people, while doing good in the community. What a good idea.

On the day I helped out we were clearing the orchard of brambles and it was a fairly good upper body workout.

Plus it was 1000-1200 on a Saturday morning so it gave me just the incentive not to drink five pints and 1000 calories of lager the night before so it had double the fitness effect.


Newcrossities is a weary travellers’ guide to the new curiosities of South London, New Cross, Deptford, and beyond:

  • Curated and opinionated.
  • Underground, weird and funny.
  • Completely incomplete

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