London’s ancient woodland set to digitally engage visitors and volunteers

Lesnes Abbey Woods is a park and ancient woodland, designated as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation and a Local Nature Reserve. With its 88 hectares of meadows, heaths, woodlands and even fossil beds, it is one of the biggest green spaces in London and Kent.

Lesnes is steeped in a rich heritage with a historic backstory that inspires local people and visitors and now the park management team plan to use Volunteer Makers.

In 2014, Lesnes Abbey was given a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award. The grant enabled the site to be significantly developed, including building a new Lesnes Abbey Lodge that hosts conferences, school workshops, leisure activities and meetings. They will be using Volunteer Makers to analyse the impact of their audience development and volunteering programmes.

Lesnes Abbey Woods is a wonderful asset for people and stakeholders. It now looks to inspire, engage and extend its volunteering community using cutting edge digital tools.