Crossness Wildlife Walk

with J D Swann & Crossness Nature Reserve

Crossness Wildlife Walk with J D Swann

Saturday 29 April - 11:00AM - 2.30PM

Join ornithological investigator J D Swann for a group walk through Southmere Park and Crossness Southern Marshes where we'll be spotting birds and learning about marshland habitats.

Each walker will receive a special J D Swann notebook to record & share their observations.

We'll be stopping at the Crossness Nature Reserve where free soft drinks and sandwiches will be provided. (Gluten free and vegan options available).

The event is FREE & all are welcome - but booking is essential.


The walk is 3.5Miles & is not fully accessible for people with different mobilities.

The terrain is mainly flat, but there will be some stony ground, small inclines & road crossings. The Marshes can be muddy after rain so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Binoculars, cameras and audio recorders are encouraged.

This is the first event of beneath the pavement, the marshes, a new creative programme bringing artists, activists and ecologists together with local environmental and community groups working in north Bexley, to explore the ground beneath our feet.


J D Swann

J D Swann is a maverick ornithological investigator addressing the natural world in Thamesmead and beyond, through walking, sound, radio & observation. J D Swann appears courtesy of artist Calum F. Kerr.

Crossness Nature Reserve

Crossness Nature Reserve is in Bexley, South East London. It offers the last remaining areas of grazing marshland within the Greater London area, and the wildlife and habitats associated with it.