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About the Friends

The Friends were set up in June 2006 in order to protect Foots Cray Meadows, a magnificent mixture of landscaped open space, Meadows and Woodland covering an area of 97 hectares (240 acres) which has survived development from the urban sprawl of London. It is an important site to many local people and visitors alike and deserves our protection. 

The Friends have developed the following aims and objectives in order to achieve this:

· Working in partnership with London Borough of Bexley to encourage public interest in, and the conservation of Foots Cray Meadows (FCM).

· To protect the wildlife and its habitat within FCM.

· To provide a focus for involvement by the community and users in the open space, to volunteer and work with the Council, in the conservation of  FCM and its development as a public open space.

· To advance the public’s awareness of the open space by promoting FCM its plants, wildlife, landscape, sustainability and supporting appropriate recreational facilities for the benefit of community groups and the general public.

· To develop and deliver information, interpretive material and educational opportunities for FCM

· To raise funds for the purpose of achieving the above aims.

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  • Bluebells in the Woods
    After the lakeside drama in last week’s post we take a quiet stroll into North Cray Woods, where you will see that you do not have to drive to a National Trust site to find the delights of a carpetContinue reading “Bluebells in the Woods”
  • Perils of Fishing Litter
    A springtime reminder of the hazards facing wildlife on the Meadows when people get too close. In this case the perils of fishing litter returned to the Five Arches this week when a Canada Goose became mortally entangled and woundedContinue reading “Perils of Fishing Litter”
  • Visitors or Residents?
    Some delight with the arrival of a second Swan at Five Arches this February, are they a mating pair? and ready to make their home on the River Cray at Foots Cray Meadows. Let’s hope so.

Trip Advisor Reviews

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Amazing Place”

Beautiful, waterfall, lakes, wildlife. And to top it off there is a playground for kids. Perfect place to hang out

bijalp2003

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Lovely spot for a picnic”

Nice area to visit in the spring and summer months, plenty of room. nice opportunity for photographs, walking the dog jogging.

Simon E

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Love this place, so peaceful”

Lovely place to go and feed the ducks, swans and moorhens with the kids.
Peaceful and relaxing at the edge of town

Ayse S

Friends of Foots Cray Meadows Socials