Coldfall Wood

Creighton Avenue, N10

Words green flag award and drawing of adult, child and tree


The only accessible entrances are:

  • Creighton Avenue West 
  • Creighton Avenue East 

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About your wood 

Coldfall Wood is a fascinating area of ancient woodland covering 14 hectares. Sign at edge of wood saying Coldfall Wood


The wood has historically been managed through coppicing.  

Coppicing is where trees are cut down at the base. New growth then comes from the stump. 

The tradition of coppicing at Coldfall Wood was brought back in the 1990s. The cut trees are left to naturally decay.

The dead wood contributes to a healthy woodland. It makes a great home for beetles and other insects and fungi. These provide food for woodland creatures like birds and hedgehogs. 

Coppicing also allows in light for wildflowers and other plants. This attracts butterflies and other animals. 150 additional plant species were recorded in Coldfall Wood since November 2006. 

Find out more about coppicing in Haringey:

Trees in a wood

Green Flag Award 

Coldfall Wood was first awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2009, and has kept it ever since. 

Friends of Coldfall Wood 

Friends of Coldfall Wood is an informal group of volunteers. They share a common interest in protecting and enhancing the wood.  

Find out more or get involved: 

Sustainable woodland management 

We are committed to the sustainable management of Haringey’s woodlands. 

We have achieved forest certification at Coldfall Wood under the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS). 

UKWAS sets out management standards for woodland owners and managers and is accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council (external link)

Coldfall Wood management 

Find out how Coldfall Wood is managed: 

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Nature trail

Children can discover the woodland wildlife through the Coldfall Wood nature trail.  

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Report a problem 

If you think there’s a problem with this park, please report it

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Location and directions


Creighton Avenue
London, N10


Get directions to Coldfall Wood (external link)

Page Last Updated:

August 15, 2022

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