Queen's Wood Local Nature Reserve
Muswell Hill Road, N10
- Opening times
- Facilities and accessibility
- About your park
- Planned improvements
- Report a problem
- Location and directions
The nature reserve isn’t locked at night.
Facilities and accessibility
- Café (external link)
The only entrance and onsite paths are wide enough for a wheelchair but not fully accessible.
See more accessibility information on AccessAble (external link).
About Queen’s Wood
Queen’s Wood is an ancient woodland and dates from at least 1600, possibly from prehistoric times. It became a local nature reserve in 1990.
It’s one of 4 ancient woodlands in Haringey. These woods are thought to be the direct descendants of the original ‘wildwood’. The wildwood covered most of Britain about 5 thousand years ago.
Most of the trees in the wood are oak and hornbeam.
The ground flora is particularly rich for somewhere so close to central London. It includes a large population of:
- wood anemone
- native bluebells
- wood goldilocks
- wood sorrel
The bird life is diverse and includes all 3 species of woodpecker.
Over 100 species of spider have been spotted. A nationally rare jewel beetle is also widespread.
Green Flag Award
First awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2015, the wood has kept it ever since.
Find out how Queen’s Wood is managed:
Queen's Wood management plan 2021 (PDF, 4.5MB)
The Friends of Queen’s Wood is a group of people working to preserve and maintain the Wood.
Find out more and get involved:
Natural flood management
We’re looking into natural flood management methods to protect downstream areas. We’re doing this in collaboration with Thames Water, Thames 21, the Environment Agency and others.
Facility for disabled people
We’re currently talking to key stakeholders about the possibility of creating a facility for disabled people.
Report a problem
If you think there’s a problem with this park, please report it.
How to get to Queen's Wood Local Nature Reserve (external link)
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