A Year in Oxleas Woods: July

12 August 2014 // Up The Woods

Words and pictures by Emma Warren “Shall we go and find our tree again? I love that tree.” Three nearly-teens are rolling about on the grass at the top of Oxleas Meadow. There are two girls, one in a pink top and the other with a fluoro duffel bag, and a dark-haired boy in an […]

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A Year in Oxleas Woods: June

11 July 2014 // Up The Woods

Words and pictures: Emma Warren It’s late on a hot Sunday afternoon. There’s a line of people meandering up the path that connects Oxleas Woods with the rest of the world. Parents are holding hands with children in shorts and pastel baseball caps and it feels like arriving late at the beach, when the first […]

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A Year In Oxleas Woods: May

6 June 2014 // Up The Woods

By Emma Warren. The trees are bulging out onto the right hand side of Shooter’s Hill Road, a continuous mass of clouded clumps that mark the current edge of this ancient woodland. It’s steep to cycle up here, pedaling away like a cartoon vertical. This hill is pure, brutal geology in action. Freewheeling down the […]

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A Year In Oxleas Woods: April

9 May 2014 // Up The Woods

Words: Emma Warren Pictures: Georgina Cook First, a mea culpa. I haven’t been to the woods for over three weeks – a lifetime around this time of year. When I visited at the start of the month the first leaves were still curled up and claw-like and now the whole place is rampant with acid […]

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A Year In Oxleas Woods: March

1 April 2014 // Up The Woods

By Emma Warren. Oxleas Woods are a natural boundary. They mark the edges of Greenwich and Bexley boroughs, and they’re a transition point between the final stretch of London and the early pushes of Kent and country. Go up the hill and you’re leaving London. Go down the other side, towards Welling, and you’ve left. […]

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