Briefly . . . 

The Friends of St Leonard’s Forest is a group of volunteers, working with Gatwick Greenspace, to restore and better manage the heathland in the forest. We meet only once a month, on a Sunday, but usually carry out plenty of work in that time. 

We believe that the moderate exercise, outdoors, helps us physically and mentally.

Our objectives include helping to -trimming stumps
  • remove some of the unwanted Silver Birch and other plants from heathland areas
  • remove some of the lower branches of conifers on the edges of the clearings
  • cutting down Rhododendron Ponticum plants and treating remaining stumps with biocide
  • encourage heather to root and spread
  • encourage wildlife by supporting and improving their habitat.

Join us

If you would like to join us, please telephone 01403 731885 or email

New members are always welcomed.

Christmas 2016

View this page for information on where and when we meet.

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