The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

Our planned guided tree walk event has been postponed due to the pandemic. So we, actively supported by the SE5 Forum, are putting together a series of self guided walks around Camberwell featuring important and interesting trees.

Our 1st is the Camberwell Church tree walk, a guided 35-40 minute walk through five parks and gardens close to St Giles Church in the centre of Camberwell. Representatives of local friends groups looking after these open spaces have chosen eight trees that are remarkable because of their size, local history, unusual appearance, or just because they are wonderful examples of their species.

More walks to follow:

Tree walk 2

Tree walk 3

We hope you will enjoy these walks, but please participate in a responsible way while the Covid-19 restrictions are in place:
- Are you local to Camberwell? This walk is ideal as your chosen outdoor exercise for the day, and will give you a fresh perspective on our neighbourhood.
- Are you planning to walk with other people? Remember for now this walk should only be undertaken either alone or with your immediate household. We hope you will
bring friends and wider family on this walk after the restrictions are lifted.
- Keep yourself, your household and other people safe. Remember your ‘social distancing’: stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.

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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