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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.

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.

We are currently planning expanded public consultations regarding our café facilities. For more information, please see our News page .

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

Registered charity no. 232986​​​​​