Conservation Action Plan for Lordship Rec, 2022-2027

Over the last year the Friends have been working with The Conservation Volunteers and the Council’s Nature Conservation Officer, supported by the Parks Service, to produce a new 5-year Conservation Action Plan. The idea is to manage and improve biodiversity – and public appreciation of this biodiversity – throughout the Rec. Its based mainly on the work of the Friends and our various working groups over the last 15 years. See link below!

LRUF Lordship Rec CAP 2022 – 2027

Workday in Lordship Woodland

There will be a workday with TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) and the Friends in the wood in Lordship Rec on Tuesday 20 September. We will as ever be dealing with dogwood but also beginning to replace boards along the side path and digging/clearing the mini-stream and pool. All welcome

We meet at the Downhills Park Gate entrance at 10am. Tools, tea and biscuits provided. Bring a packed lunch and wear suitable footwear.

Friends Work Day in the Rec

Volunteer conservation activity

11am-1pm, Sunday 19th June

Meet on the terrace outside the Cafe at the Hub

We will be tidying up the little garden around the Downhills Shelter Memorial near the woodland and also doing some work in the woodland clearing paths of vegetation and creating sight lines through the bushes along the main path.

Hope you can make it. Bring your own gloves and secateurs if you have them but some will be available if not.

Lordship Rec Management Plan 2015-2025

This very important document is the updated Plan for Lordship Rec, applying for the next 10 years, written collaboratively and agreed by the park’s user groups and by the Council. It explains all the features in the park, how they are to be maintained, and how they are being managed in partnership between the the various park community groups and the Council, coordinated overall through the Lordship Rec Users Forum. The range of user groups and their activities is also detailed, as are the current list of further improvements sought. There are some very useful appendices with further details.

Workshop in Spinney

On Tuesday 7th Feb and 28th Feb from 10:00am to 3:00pm we are having workshops in the Spinney,  Lordship Rec, Adams Rd/Freedom Rd N17 to plant young trees into a hedge on the north side and to do some dead hedging and a little hedge laying.

BTCV are coming to give a hand.

Back 2 Earth will provide a lunch and hot drinks for volunteers.

It would be good to see you there. Do tell anyone else you know who would like to be involved.

Mapping the trees

Spinney management workshop at Lordship Rec just outside the Broadwater Community Centre, Adams Rd, N17 on Saturday 29th October 2011 from 10am to 3pm.

The Lordship Spinney Management Group in conjunction with "Back 2 Earth", is to hold the first of a series of workshops to manage the  trees in the Spinney.

You are invited to join in this interesting, informative and enjoyable workshop.

Continue reading “Mapping the trees”

Monthly Woodland Work-In

Sunday 17th April – 2pm by Downhills Park Rd entrance.

Lordship Woodland path wood-chip improvements work-in (unless raining).

Organised by the Friends. All welcome – more barrows & spades, and tea and cakes, would be useful!

Lordship Rec Wood work party

Sunday 25th July,2pm,at Downhills Park Road entrance.

Please bring secateurs and any gardening tools you may have.

Hope to see you there,


Woodland Event


There is an event in the woodland Lordship Rec on Sunday 21st  February at 2pm – 4pm where we shall be doing some clearing of plants,laying of new chippings on the path,and other maintenance.

Please come along and bring any garden tools you may have.

We normally retire to the hut for refreshments and discourse after our exertions.

Look forward to seeing you all there!