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Welcome to the Friends of Queen's Wood Website.







  • 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.

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.



Tree Charter Day

On 12 November people across the country will be celebrating the 800th anniversary of the signing by Henry III of the Charter of the Forest which gave rights to use forests. A new charter is being launched to protect forests in the twenty first century and you are invited to sign up. Click HERE  Friends of Queen's Wood will by marking the occasion with fun activities in the Witches' Coven from 1.30pm.

Work Groups - Last Sunday of the month - check Coming Events Page

10.30 a.m. to 12 noon. All tools provided but please bring your own gloves if you have them.  Litter picking also available for those who prefer lighter work.


 A New History of the Wood

We are delighted to say that Mike Hacker, a long term member of the Friends has been researching the history of Queen’s Wood for many years, and a history written by him is now attached to this website in the Reports section.


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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