About us

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 -Ÿtrimming 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 mikejheald@gmail.com

New members are always welcomed.


Christmas 2016


View the next page for information on where and when we meet.






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