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Welcome to the Friends of Queen's Wood Website.

Christmas 2016


  • Queen's Wood is an area of ancient woodland in the London Borough of Haringey, which has been continuously wooded since at least AD 1600..

  • The wood principally consists of oak and hornbeam trees. Many birds have been spotted in the wood including crows, magpies, jays, blackbirds, greater spotted woodpeckers, green woodpeckers, blue tits, great tits, robins, tree creepers, nutatchers, mallards, song thrushes, wood pigeons, wrens, hawfinches, cuckoos, sparrow hawks, stock doves and gold crests. Many of these species are also breeding in the wood.

  • With the changing seasons there is always something new to see, hear and enjoy.

  • Behind the Lodge building is an organic garden overlooked by wood and cafe users.


About the Friends

The 'Friends of Queen's Wood' is a local voluntary group dedicated to the conservation of Queen's Wood. Membership entitles you to a regular Newsletter, talks, led walks in the Wood, special children's events and information about local conservation and environmental issues. Members can take part in monthly working parties in the Wood.

Click the button to learn more about us!

 Contact Us

Our VolunteersRaking

Our volunteers and committee members do a terrific job cutting back and conservation work including coppicing as well as the regular litter picking. The Committee is made up of local people who love the wood and want to protect it. 


Help always wanted.

The Committee always welcomes new members and offers of help.

Working parties take place on the last Sunday morning of each month for up to two hours.




Evidence to inquiry on public parks

“ A parliamentary select committee has started an inquiry into the state of parks in the country and local authorities, including Haringey, have submitted evidence to it. They invited Friends’ Groups for their suggestions before submitting their evidence and our Chairperson, John Dorken put in a statement on behalf of Friends of Queen’s Wood. Click HERE to read his evidence.”"


Become a Citizen Scientist

by taking part in our Signs of Autumn project. Help us to record the autumnal changes such as leaf drop and changes in colour in Queen's Wood. Ideal for families. This information will be registered at the Woodland Trust date base Contact : Maria precedo for further information.


Please note there is no working group in December.

Membership subscriptions 

Membership subscriptions are due shortly and we shall be sending out reminders soon with an invitation to our New Year party. Your subscriptions and donations enable us to do work such as buying benches, notice boards, interpretation boards and board walks.  

Ecology group 

We hope to start a regular ecology group in the new year to walk round the wood noting changes and recording species of plants, birds, and insects. Please contact us if you are interested in being part of this group. This will also link with the ongoing Citizen Science Project with which we are involved.  


What people have said:

Glorious carpets of wood anemones in the wood.

Alison Watson

What people have said:

Our working sessions in Queen's Wood are a highlight of the month for me. I love the work - be it building dry wood fences, chopping down holly, clearing goat willow, or even just litter-picking. It all gives me the greatest pleasure.

Penny Sewell

What people have said:

I love to walk in Queen's Wood but after a morning of clearing branches and debris left by tree surgeons I feel some proprietorial pride too. It is fun to work with other volunteers, to be outdoors with purpose.

Linda LeRoy

What people have said:

So many memories - where to begin? early morning walks with three young children, sometimes on their bicycles. hide and seek, playing, dodging behind trees. Sparrow hawks calling in early April. Changing seasons but always something new and fresh. So lucky to have this wonderful space...

Sue Smith

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