The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

Ruskin Tree Walk film

In this movie short version of the Ruskin Tree Walk, launched by the Camberwell Society in conjunction with the SE5 Forum in early March, a group of volunteer presenters cast from across the Camberwell community provide compelling insights from leading experts about the Victorian influencer John Ruskin.

Ruskin – who lived in Herne Hill and Camberwell – was known for his views on nature and loved trees. Each segment of the walk is tied to a remarkable tree or interesting view within Ruskin Park. The film also features new illustrations by local artists and showcases a much-loved South London green space.

The film is available at this YouTube link:

More information: Ruskin Tree Walk materials, including the fully illustrated essays about John Ruskin and a map of the walk’s route through Ruskin Park, can be found on the Camberwell Society’s website here:

Thank you to the financial supporters of the film: The Friends of Ruskin Park, The Herne Hill Society, The Campaign to Protect Rural England (London), The Guild of St George and The Camberwell Society. Our thanks also go to The Cambria for supporting the community and providing the generous food discount.

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The Camberwell Society was formed in 1970 and is the recognised amenity society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell.

The Society’s objectives, as defined by our constitution, are: to stimulate public interest in Camberwell, to promote high standards of planning and architecture in Camberwell, and to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest in Camberwell.

We are a charity and raise money for local charities. In the past we have raised money for Southside Rehabilitation Association, St Giles Trust, Cambridge House, the CamberwellCommunity Choir, the HollingtonYouth Centre and the Camberwell Arts Festival