Fungus Foray

Radley Large Wood

Thursday 3 November, 10.30 am

This Abingdon Naturalists event, led by Pedro Colins, will also be open to Friends of RLT.  If you are not already a Friend, you can join now using this link. Numbers will be limited so if you want to take part please email Alison Muldal.

Where to meet:  Playing Fields car park at the top of Playfield Road, Kennington.  
OX1 5RT; Grid Ref: SP521015 (OS Landranger map 164)

Arriving by car:  park in the car park marked by the Red Pin (labelled Kennington FC) at

Note: if no spaces in the car park, please park considerately along Playfield Road.

Arriving by bus: take the No. 13 bus from Abingdon (buses run approx. every 20 minutes), which goes through Radley.  Get off at the Manor Grove stop in Kennington. Walk about 100 metres towards Oxford to Playfield Road, and then walk up to the top of this road - approx. 10 minutes walk from the Manor Grove bus stop. 

What to expect: a short walk across Kennington Memorial Field to Radley Large Wood. We’ll be walking on uneven, potentially muddy ground in the wood. Wear stout walking boots, and clothing suitable for the weather. Note: there are no toilets at Radley Large Wood!

To book a place on this outing: please email Alison at

PLEASE car share if possible as parking spaces are limited, or take the No. 13 bus to Kennington. 

Honey Fungus on large log

Honey Fungus (Photo: Alison Muldal)

What we will see:  Radley Large Wood is an attractive 55 acre (22 hectare) ancient semi-natural woodland at the southern end of Kennington.  We hope to find fungi on rotting wood, on standing dead trees, on the woodland floor and in the grassy ride.  If we’re lucky, we may also find some fungi in the unimproved grassland of Kennington Memorial Field as we walk across to the wood.  

Fungi are very weather-dependent, so we won’t know how many different species of fungi we’re likely to find until we get there! Pedro Collins, who worked at the Environment Agency before retiring last year, will be helping us to identify what we find.