Queen's Wood local nature reserve

An ancient woodland with diverse bird species.


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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. 

For more information on ancient woodlands in Haringey visit our ancient woodlands page.


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. 

Get involved

Queen's Wood has a volunteer group called The Friends of Queen’s Wood. It's a group of people working to preserve and maintain the Wood.  

To contact the group, see our list of Friends of Parks groups.

Park management 

To find out how the park is managed see our park management reports page.

Green Flag Award 

First awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2015, Queen's Wood has kept it ever since. 

To ask for a copy of the Green Flag report see our parks report page.

Report a problem

Report a park issue on our report a problem page.




Queen's Wood Road
N6 6UU
United Kingdom

Venue opening times

Open 24 hours a day.


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

See more accessibility information on AccessAble