Extensive ancient woods in suburban north London, together with a disused railway line reclaimed as open space and supporting a variety of wildlife habitats.
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I had no idea this wood was so close to Highgate tube and to Hampstead Heath. It feels like you're out in the middle of the country, with such dense forest. I can't wait to come back here for picnics, and my friends might even organize a meditation meet-up here in the spring! It'll be lovely once the trees are full of leaves and blossoms again.more
One of the joys of living in London is that fact that we're blessed with a lot of green space in the middle of our capital city
Some of it, like Hyde Park for example, is there because the monarchs of the time wanted to continue to hunt from Buckingham Palace and therefore kept that area of forest intact
At the weekend, I visited Muswell Hill for the Chicken 2.0 UYE and spotted Highgate Wood...more
A gorgeous haven of calm!
I often bring the dog here for a walk as it's less manic than going up to Hampstead Heath. Although it does get busy on a summer's day most people gather in the open section of the park so the circuit of woods is still fairly empty and it's a lovely walk.
There is a small cafe and a playground for the kids that just looks so fantastic I want to run in and play...more
I love, love, love this park...and Momo, my dog, likes it even more.
Highgate Wood is what I'd call the perfect urban park: a combination of almost jungle-like areas and a sporting green with an adjacent café (I've been told that the café is run by a Brazilian chef and the food is supposed to be quite tasty.).
What else do I like about this park? - Being able to escape the hectic activities...more
Beautiful wood - went to my first ever Pagan Event (Pan's Picnic, 2006!) here and we had a massive picnic in a clearing and someone did a bit of a guided walk with interested people to tell us about the different types of trees!
A children's treasure hunt passed through too, with children dressed as fairies!
It's a very well cared for, well conserved family friendly wood, well worth a...more