Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers

Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers (LACV) is a small local environmental conservation charity run by volunteers. The volunteers help maintain the native wildlife of Lesnes Abbey wood through practical environmental conservation events.

At 88 hectares, Lesnes Abbey Woods is the second largest park in the London Borough of Bexley. It is a site of metropolitan importance for nature conservation, a nature reserve and metropolitan open land. The Abbey ruins are a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) and Grade II listed. The site is also a key area within South East London’s Green Chain.

This is an important Metropolitan Site of Importance for Nature Conservation so the practical work includes woodland and heathland management, coppicing, pond de-silting and vegetation clearance to promote Wild Daffodils, Bluebells and the rare Lesser Calamint. Also wildlife monitoring events.


The group also has a public Facebook page here:


For more general information about Council-led (including non-wildlife) events at Lesnes see:



Lesser Calamint

Lesser Calamint


All LACV events are free to attend

The events start at the new visitor near Lesnes Abbey at noon, finishing about 3:30pm. All ages & abilities are welcome, to find out more about free Lesnes Abbey Conservation events e-mail lacv@hotmail.co.uk

Keep an eye on the ‘BW’ calendar page for upcoming events.

photo by: montuno

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