Queen's Wood Local Nature Reserve

Muswell Hill Road, N10

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Opening times 

The nature reserve isn’t locked at night. 

Facilities and accessibility 



The only entrance and onsite paths are wide enough for a wheelchair but not fully accessible. 

See more accessibility information on AccessAble (external link)

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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.   

Wood management 

Find out how Queen’s Wood is managed: 

Queen's Wood management plan 2021 (PDF, 4.5MB)

Friends group 

The Friends of Queen’s Wood is a group of people working to preserve and maintain the Wood.  

Find out more and get involved: 

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Planned improvements 

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. 

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Report a problem 

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

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Connaught Gardens
London, N10


How to get to Queen's Wood Local Nature Reserve (external link)

Page Last Updated:

August 15, 2022

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