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In line with current advice from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) social distancing, our cafés, toilets and playgrounds will be closed until further notice. All our events and volunteer tasks are cancelled. We apologise for any inconveniences.

Please remain at least 2 meters apart from other site users and follow the government orders which are available from the GOV.UK website.

We also ask that you please take all litter and dog waste home to dispose of.

Highgate Wood, a Registered Charity managed and funded by the City of London, is an area of 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.

Highgate Wood has received the Green Flag Award for over twenty consecutive years. It has also received the Green Heritage Award in recognition of its high standard of management as a site of historic importance.

Planning your visit

For help planning your visit, please see these pages:

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 email the team.

Registered charity no. 232986​​​​​