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Welcome to DKH Wood

We’re a group of local people working to protect and promote Dog Kennel Hill Wood and Open Space in Camberwell, South London.

Our aims & objectives

Our main aim is to protect and improve Dog Kennel Hill Open Space with particular emphasis on wildlife conservation, quiet enjoyment and peaceful recreational use. We do this by working in partnership with Southwark council and by raising public awareness of the wildlife and amenity value of the park and wood.

What we do

We gather a few times a year to plant bulbs, prune the orchard trees, scythe the glade and litter pick. We also organise events such as wassailing, lantern parades, nature walks, bat detecting and even film nights. We keep a watchful eye on the open space and contact the council when work is needed.

Who we are

We are all volunteers who live near the open space and wood and who believe in protecting local green space.


How you can help

Make a donation

Donations big and small help us to continue the good work we do.

Become a member

We welcome new members who agree with our aims and objectives.

Follow us

Find out about events, campaigns and news by following us on Twitter.

Photo: Giles Drayton, Dog Kennel Hill Wood

Latest news


DKH Open Space was once a tennis court! We’ve gathered some historical info.

Gaumont Comes Home

In 2014 we screened films from the nearby Gaumont film studios.


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We’ve been campaigning to save nearby Green Dale Fields

Southwark Council planning department have granted planning permission for a football stadium development on nearby Green Dale. This land, including the astro turf is MOL (Metropolitan Open Land) and therefore we believe it should be protected.

Why it matters

We have a deficiency of green space in south Camberwell, coupled with high density housing. Many people have no access to gardens and rely on parks and open spaces for their well-being.

In addition, Green Dale and Dog Kennel Hill Open Space are part of a mosaic of habitats that support our fragile natural ecosystem.

A threat to one green space is a threat to all, therefore the Friends of Dog Kennel Hill Wood have been campaigning to save Green Dale from the developers.