Winton Avenue, N11.
- The site is an area of ancient woodland used for dog walking
- There are signs/noticeboards at the entrances and a small number of bins
About the park
Bluebell Wood is a small remnant of one of the ancient woodlands of London. It is situated at the end of Winton Avenue and is bordered by Muswell Hill golf course, Winton Avenue and the Golf Course Allotments. Just over an acre in size, it is open at all times and is a popular place for local people to walk their dogs.
Dominated by sessile oak, the wood is home to a variety of wildlife including midland hawthorn, wild service tree. Birds including song thrush, chaffinch and magpie are commonly seen as well as butterflies and mammals such as squirrel, hedgehog and wood mouse.
Despite its name, there are no native bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) to be found here; only the occasional Spanish hybrid that has spread from neighbouring gardens.
Bluebell Wood is covered under the UK Woodland Assurance Standard. TCV carry out occasional volunteer days in the Wood but predominantly it is a minimum intervention site.
Increasing interest for use by schools and groups.
History of the park
The wood is the last surviving fragment of what was once a much larger woodland, Tottenham Wood, which in 1619 covered 157 hectares.
- TCV undertake two visits a year to undertake nature conservation works via volunteers
- There is potential for a Friends Group to be developed covering Bluebell and Tunnel Gardens - Nature Conservation Officer
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