Conservation Sites

There are many places of ecological interest in Haringey which are more recently established than ancient woodlands and have yet to be endorsed as a Local Nature Reserve. These sites are well worth a visit.

The Paddock, Ferry Lane, N17

The Paddock Community Nature Park lies on the very edge of Tottenham and has been developed as a haven of calm for birds, trees, flowers and human beings! The result is woodland, crammed with hawthorn, elder, buddleia, wild geraniums, purple flowering comfrey, white daises and pink dog roses, that is opened at dawn and locked at dusk.

Find out more about the Paddock.

The Haringey branch of the London Wildlife Trust organise monthly volunteer work days on the second Sunday of every month. These start at 10.30am and are usually over before 1pm. Anyone interested in going along should meet at the portacabin inside the Paddock.

For further information on these events please contact Grahame Pearce:

Tel: 020 8801 2389

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Crouch End Open Space, Park Road, N8

Crouch End Open Space is the name given to a group of sports fields and associated areas of informal open space, on the Highgate/Crouch End border.

In addition to the playing fields there is an ecologically rich area that supports scrub, secondary woodland, roughland and meadow. Lying immediately to the east of Queens Wood and bounded by Park Road, Cranley Gardens, Wood Vale and Shepherds Hill, these provide a wide range of trees, plant life and varied habitat for birds and other wildlife and create a welcome semi-rural environment unusual in city settings.

Regular work days are organised by Crouch End Open Space (CREOS) on the third Sunday in each month to carry out maintenance and improvement work. A ploughman’s lunch is provided so if you are interested in taking part, please contact CREOS for further information:

Web: Crouch End Open Space website (external link)

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December 1, 2021

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