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Highgate Wood is 28 hectares of ancient woodland in north London.

It is a haven for wildlife and provides numerous easily accessible and scenic woodland trails. The Sports Ground, located in an opening in the Wood, provides a picturesque and rural backdrop, as well as top quality turf. There is an excellent playground, a renowned café, an information hut with leaflets and trail guides, and well maintained toilet facilities.

We're looking at how our cafés are run and we need your input. Tell us what you'd like from our cafés in our survey, or see our news page for more information.

Welcome to Highgate Wood

Our knowledgeable and friendly wood keepers are on site every day of the year and will be happy to help make your visit more enjoyable.

Highgate Wood has received the Green Flag Award for over ten consecutive years. Highgate Wood has also received the Green Heritage Award in recognition of achieving the required standard in managing sites with historic importance.

We hope that these web pages encourage you to visit Highgate Wood and make your trip more enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you.

Dog walkers

  • please be considerate of all users of the Wood
  • keep your dog under effective control - that means in sight at all times and returning when called
  • carry a dog bag with you and take the waste home or put it in any of the special dog bins on site
  • make sure you have a lead with you at all times

Support the Wood with a donation

You may not realise that Highgate Wood is a Registered Charity. We value every penny of your generous donations to help us protect this green space for recreation and health for future generations to enjoy. To contribute, however small, please see our donation page.

Registered charity no. 232986​​​​​


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Comments (1)

Adrian Haysome
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Posted 23 September 2016 at 14:59

Hi - I just wanted to thank Cindy for giving up her time to enable my Cubs pack to have a wonderful evening in the woods yesterday.  The squirrel running up through the hollow tree, hearing the Tawny Owl and seeing the bats was all just magical.  Thank you so much Cindy.  Everyone had a great time.  See you soon.  Regards Adrian

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