Brockley Nature Reserve open this Sunday

A quick post to tell you that the Nature Reserve will be open this Sunday, from 2pm-5pm, weather permitting of course!

Full details of where to find it and photos can be found in this previous article.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll be up there, dogging.

lb said...

At least it creates less mess than dog-walking. In theory, anyway.

Tamsin said...

Excellent - I'll put it on thehill website too.

Anonymous said...

The 5 day forecast from the BBC predicts heavy rain for sunday. :(
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml

Tamsin said...

Go to weather.co.uk - usally more encouraging...!

Anonymous said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for dry weather - and take a large tub for blackberries, there were loads there last year.

Tressilliana said...

Anon, go on, admit it, you uncrossed those fingers, didn't you?

Myrtle Mount said...

It doesn't appear to be open despite it not being that bad weather wise.
Shame. I was looking forward to finally seeing it.

Brockley Jon said...

Indeed, I went up there looking forward to a ramble, and the sun was even threatening to come out from behind the clouds, but alas it was all locked up. Never mind, there's always next time.

Headhunter said...

So did anon find somewhere else to go dogging?

Anonymous said...

Dogging stays on whatever the weather.

I wasn't half put off my stroke by the Sky dishes, though.

Headhunter said...

Yeah I find they put me off too. However the thought of Speedicars having been forced to take down their sign usually gets me going again...

Do dah said...

I just googled "dogging" as it's not an expression I am familiar with (in the context given), but that's not uncommon for me on this forum, 'bimbling' was a new word too.

For those not in the know ...

"Dogging is a British euphemism for engaging in sexual acts in a semi-public place..."

I don't want to moralise but this behaviour is not fair on children or adults for that matter, who will have gone to the local nature reserve to pick blackberries and such like to have to encounter such activities.

Headhunter said...

Yes, I think we're joking about the dogging at the nature reserve! At least I was... Not sure about anon...

drakefell debaser said...

Interesting definition of dogging. We holidayed in Sicily this year and watched gobsmacked as two Sicilians went at it in the sea not more than 50 metres from the beach. Kids were swimming around and some guys were fishing around them. I was hoping they would pull in a pair of Speedos. Clearly sex in semi or even extremely public places is viewed differently over there.

Tressilliana said...

'Clearly sex in semi or even extremely public places is viewed differently over there.'

There was this UK case:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/7557074.stm

Headhunter said...

It's the hot weather - warms the Sicilian blood. Too cold in Brockley. I can't imagine anyone going at it on a cold, damp September day on Hilly Fields. But that's me. Anyone else tried it?

drakefell debaser said...

the Oldham case is hilarious. I always thought dogging was done in remote places in a car with dirty old men perring through the side windows.

Anonymous said...

I like a bit of dogging on a autumn Sunday afternoon followed by the Antiques Roadshow and a nice cup of tea. It just reminds me of what it is to be British

tj said...

Wasn't Stan Collymore famously (infamously) caught dogging

Headhunter said...

I love the Antiques Roadshow too! May be I should get into the autumnal dogging scene.... Now that the dedicated cycling thread seems to have died a death perhaps Uncle Nick'll give us a dogging thread instead...? Stan Collymore? We're in good company then

drakefell debaser said...

Stan Collymore was a regular dogger by his own admission and could probably write a guide book on the best spots.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we could come up with a little fundraiser; "Conservation Dogging: A guide for the bohemian exhibitionist"

drakefell debaser said...

or.. The Essential Guide to Dogging on the Dark Side

Headhunter said...

We could have a foreword written by the President of the Brockley Society...

drakefell debaser said...

Now you are talking, possibly an insight into their favourite spot with a recommendation to pop down to a local pub or cafe for refreshments afterwards. TM2 could have a 'doggers luncheon' put on the menu. An entry fee into the graveyards could be charged with the funds directed towards the improvement of Brockley. Innovation at its best.

Headhunter said...

And when the Brockley Foxes run out of local restaurants to review, they could try out the best dogging spots...

I can see it now - "Location - grassy knoll behind fly tipped fridge on Wickham mews. Grass, soft. Accessibility, average..."

drakefell debaser said...

ha ha, yes i had forgotten about the foxes dry reviews

Anonymous said...

Dogging is a natural persuit that everyone can get involved in. Give it a go :)!

Headhunter said...

Good exersise too I would imagine. Perhaps it should be part of the Open Gym syllabus

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